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The Food Pyramid By: Ms. Kramer
The Food Pyramid Has 6 food groups total 1. Grains 2. Vegetables 3. Fruits 4. Oils 5. Milk 6. Meat and Beans
Grains What is it??? Breads Cereals Pasta Crackers Eat at least 3 oz a day! Make sure it is “ whole grain” – Just because it is brown, doesen’t mean it is “ whole grain”
Vegetables What is it??? Dark green vegetables (broccoli, spinach, etc…) Orange vegetables (carrots, squash, etc…) Dry beans and peas Starchy vegetables (corn, potatoes, etc…) Other vegetables (artichoke, celery, etc…) Eat at least 2-3 cups a day! Any vegetable, or 100% vegetable juice counts – They can be cooked, raw, canned, dried, or mashed up
Fruits What is it??? Berries Melons Apples Bananas 100 % fruit juice Many, many more Eat at least 1-2 cups a day! It is very important to eat a variety of fruit Can eat fresh, canned, dried, or frozen – Try to stay away from having a lot fruit juice…it has a ton of sugar
Oils What is it??? Olive oil Canola oil Nuts Olives Some fish Butter Eat only 5 teaspoons a day max! Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature It is mainly used for flavoring…like mayonaise
Milk What is it??? Milk (regular, chocolate, strawberry) Cheese Yogurt Milk-based desserts (pudding, ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc…) Eat at least 3 cups a day! It is calcium rich Go fat-free or low-fat If you can’t consume milk, go lactose free or use other calcium sources
Meat and Beans What is it??? Meats (beef, ham, lamb, etc…) Poultry (chicken, duck, goose, etc…) Eggs Dry beans and peas Nuts and seeds Fish Choose low fat or lean meats and poultry Bake, broil, or grill…don’t fry!
Fun Facts!!!Fun Facts!!! Eat 1,800-2,000 calories per day Exercise for at least half an hour every day Try to always make healthy choices Follow the Food Pyramid guidelines, and you will live a very healthy life!!!
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