Presentation on theme: "Eating the Dietary Guidelines Way Ch 4. 2 Dietary Guidelines Advice about food choices for all healthy people age 2 or over Eating plan is also called."— Presentation transcript:
The Dietary Guidelines 1.Eat Nutrient Dense Foods What does “Nutrient Dense” mean? Foods that have a lot of vitamins, minerals or other important nutrients and few calories are considered nutrient dense. Choosing foods that are nutrient dense are better for your overall health. Which is more Nutrient Dense? SpinachCandy OR
2. Balance Calories to Manage Weight Control total calorie intake to manage body weight. Increase physical activity and reduce “screen time”. IntakeOutput
3. Reduce sodium, fats and added sugars, refined grains and alcohol. Reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day That’s only about ½ tsp.! Too much sodium increase the risk of high blood pressure Sodium is usually added to processed foods, beverages and diet drinks
4. Increase vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk, seafood and use oils in place of solid fats. Choose 8 oz. of seafood products in the place of some meat and poultry per week.
5. Build healthy eating patterns that meet nutritional needs over time at an appropriate calorie level. Building healthy habits NOW will affect you LATER!
6. Include physical exercise as part of healthy eating patterns. 6-17 year olds should be active at least 60 minutes or more each day
Determining Daily Servings Range of servings (teen males need most) Number of servings depends on: – Age, sex, size, activity level Teens need more than adults Senior citizens need less Females generally require fewer servings Active people need more To reduce weight, reduce servings
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