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1 The Food Pyramids Mrs. Levesque 7 th Grade Foods

2 What is a Food Guide Pyramid? A food guide pyramid pyramid-shaped nutrition guide divided into sections to show the recommended intake for each food group.pyramidnutrition guidefood group US now uses the “My Plate” diagram.

3 My Plate My Pyramid

4 What is the Point of Eating Right? Nutrition Nutrition is the study of nutrients and how they are used in the body. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.healthy diet

5 The US Standard Food Guide Pyramid The Food Groups Carbohydrates (6-11 servings) Vegetables (3-5 servings) Fruits (2-4 servings) Meats & Beans (2-3 servings) Dairy (2-3 servings) Oils, fats & sweets (sparingly) All serving recommendations are based on A 2,000 calorie per day diet for young adults

6 Many Different Pyramids

7 More Pyramids


9 Food Web

10 Carbohydrates Bread, cereal, rice, pasta, grains… Carbohydrates are any of the nutrients that provide your body with ready energy.Carbohydrates


12 Vegetables A vegetable is a part of a plant. It could be a root, stem, leaf, flower or seed. They are a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals.vegetable Vegetables are usually savory – not sweet.


14 Fruits Fruits are the sweet-tasting seed-bearing parts of plants, or occasionally sweet parts of plants which do not bear seeds. These include apples, oranges, plums, bananas, etc. Fruits are low in calories and fat and are a source of natural sugars, fiber and vitamins.seedapplesorangesplumsbananassugarsfiber Fruits (most) are usually sweet.



17 Meats, Fish & Beans (Proteins) Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, nuts, eggs…… Meat is the tissue – usually muscle – of an animal consumed by humans.Meattissuemuscleanimal Since most parts of many animals are edible, there are a vast variety of meats. Meat is a major source of protein, as well as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. Meats, poultry, and fish include beef, chicken, pork, salmon, tuna, and shrimp, eggs. Although meats provide energy and nutrients, they are often high in fat and cholesterolproteinzincvitamin B12beefchickenporksalmontunashrimpeggsfat cholesterol Many of the same nutrients found in meat can also be found in foods like eggs, dry beans, and nuts, such foods are typically placed in the same category as meats, as meat alternatives. These include tofu, products that resemble meat or fish but are made with soy, eggs, and cheeses.eggsbeansnutstofumeatfishsoyeggscheeses


19 Dairy Yogurt, cheese, milk, cream… Dairy products are produced from the milk of mammals, most usually but not exclusively cattle. They include milk, yogurt and cheese. Milk and its derivative products are a rich source of the mineral calcium, but also provide protein, phosphorus, vitamin A, and vitamin D. However, many dairy products are high in saturated fat and cholesterol compared to vegetables, fruits and whole grains, which is why skimmed products are available as an alternative. For adults, three cups of dairy products are recommended per day. [6][7]Dairy productsmilk mammalscattleyogurtcheesephosphorusvitamin D [6][7]


21 Fats, Oils & Sweets Butter, margarine, olive oil, vegetable oil, sugars… The food pyramid advises that fats be consumed sparingly. Butter and oils are examples of fats. Healthy sources of fat can be found in fish, nuts, and certain fruits and vegetables, such as avocados. Fatty foods are also high in calories and eating too much of it can cause serious health problems.


23 Balanced Meals

24 Fill in the Pyramids


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