Presentation on theme: "A Variety of Vegetables!"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Variety of Vegetables! A look at all the different kind of vegetables and why they are good for you!
2 What’s on the menu today? Where do you find vegetables on the food pyramid?What foods are in the vegetable group?Why are vegetables good for you?How many vegetables should you eat everyday?Let’s take a quick quiz!Click on these friendly vegetables to get back to the main menu
3 The Green triangle is where vegetables are located on the food pyramid
11 What makes vegetables so good for you? There are many good nutrients found in vegetables that make them so good for you to eat!Can anyone think of what they are?
12 Vitamin … A What is vitamin A good for? Healthy skinHealthy EyesWhat vegetables is Vitamin A found in?CarrotsSweet PotatoesButternut SquashSpinachRed peppers
13 Vitamin CNot only is vitamin c found in many fruits, but also in vegetables!What does vitamin c help with in our bodies?Vitamin C will help your body heal cuts and wounds, and will also keep teeth and gums healthy.What vegetables have the most vitamin c in them?BroccoliTomatoesBrussels sproutsGreen and red peppers
14 Potassium!Potassium is an element found in many fruits and vegetables.The best thing that potassium does is help your heart, especially your blood pressure!A good way to remember where to find potassium is to think of potato!
15 How many vegetables should we eat everyday? The answer to that question can be found if you click on this picture.
16 Did you find the answer?Mypyramid.gov recommends that boys and girls ages 4-8 years old have 1 ½ cups of vegetables each day!
17 Lets take a Quiz!How many vegetable subgroups are there?2465
18 Is broccoli considered a dark green vegetable? Yesno
19 How many vegetables should children ages 4-8 eat everyday? 2 cups4 cups½ cup1 ½ cups
20 I hope you learned a lot about vegetables… Remember to eat a variety of colors everyday!Vegetables are good for your heart, skin, eyes and will help you grow big and strong!