Presentation on theme: "Your Daily Food Choices"— Presentation transcript:
1 Your Daily Food Choices Keeping Fit and HealthyOne thing we all do daily is eat food. It is an experience we all share. “You are what you eat” is an old saying that still holds true today. What we eat affects our bodies .
2 What kinds of foods do you eat most often? PizzaPopcornIce creamCandy(Read what’s on the slide.)HamburgersFrench Fries
3 What kinds of foods should you eat most often? Apples/GrapesCheeseCarrots/CelerySteakMilk/WaterIt is important for people to eat a variety of foods.Bread
4 Keeping Fit and Healthy Eat the “right kinds” of foods.Use the “food pyramid” as a guide to good eating.Eat three “balanced meals” each day.Choose “healthful” snacks to eat.((Read the info on the slide.))
5 The Food PyramidThis picture shows the food pyramid. It tells what foods you need to eat each day to stay healthy and grow and develop properly. You should choose food from each food group every day.
6 Six Food GroupsAs you can see there are SIX food groups in the food pyramid. A food group has the same kinds of foods.
7 Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta The biggest food group is bread, cereal, rice, and pasta. Your body needs lots of these foods. Crackers, pretzels, and pancakes would all fit into this group.
8 VegetablesIt is important to eat vegetables each day. These foods give your body many vitamins that make energy. Energy is fuel for the human body.
9 FruitsFruits can be naturally sweet. But sometimes they are sour, bitter, or tangy. They are important sources of vitamin C. Fruit juices are also included in this group.
10 Six Food GroupsAs we go up the food pyramid, the sections for each food group get smaller. We need fewer servings of these foods every day.
11 Milk, Yogurt, and CheeseMilk, yogurt, and cheese give our body calcium and protein to help our bones and teeth grow strong.
12 Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Eggs This next food group gives your body protein and iron. Proteins are one of the main building materials in your body. They help our muscles, skin, and hair.
13 Other foods in this group Besides meat, poultry, fish, and eggs, other foods belong in this food group. These foods include dried beans that may be used to make soups, nuts, and peanut butter.
14 Fats, Oils, and SweetsThe top of the pyramid is the smallest part. That reminds us to eat only a little of these foods each day because our body does not need as much of them. Candy, butter, and soda are in this group.
15 Mixing food groupsSometimes foods are mixed together. Then foods from more than one food group are being eaten. Pizza, tacos, and many soups are examples of these foods.
16 The Food PyramidNow to review--This picture shows the food pyramid. It tells about the foods you need to eat throughout each day to stay healthy and grow and develop properly. You should choose food from each food group every day.
17 Good Eating Habits Three Balanced Meals To maintain good health, it is important to have three well-balanced meals every day. The human body has a constant need for different kinds of foods. A balanced meal has foods from many food groups. It has few fats or sweets.Three Balanced Meals
18 BreakfastBreakfast is an especially important meal because it provides a great deal of energy needed to start the day. This breakfast shows meat, eggs, hash brown potatoes, juice, and milk.
19 LunchEating three balanced meals can help you stay healthy. For lunch, you may eat a hotdog on a bun, an apple, and a glass of lemonade. Be sure you use just a little ketchup or relish.
20 Supper/DinnerSupper or dinner is the third meal you should be eating each day. This spaghetti dinner has pasta with meatballs, a fresh salad, a breadstick, and a large glass of milk.
21 Are you still hungry?If you have eaten all of this food throughout the day, you probably have had all that your body will need. But if you’re still hungry you may want a snack.
22 Are these healthful snacks? Food you eat between meals is a snack. Some snacks are good for your body; some are not Nacho chips, cookies, and doughnuts have too much fat and oil in them.
23 Nutritious SnacksThis picture shows healthful foods. Fruits and vegetables are good snacks because they are low in fat. Snacks can be from more than one food group, too. Cheese and crackers or celery with peanut butter and raisins on it are a few examples.
24 Keeping Fit and Healthy Eat the “right kinds” of foods.Use the “food pyramid” as a guide to good eating.Eat three ”balanced meals” each day.Choose “healthful” snacks to eat.So let’s go back to the beginning of our slides. Can you now select the kinds of foods that will keep your body fit and healthy?
25 The Food PyramidYou can if you let the six groups on the food pyramid be your guide to healthful foods. These are important both at mealtime and snacktime.
26 This slide presentation was created by Maureen Kaczorowski, June ‘05 This slide presentation was created by Maureen Kaczorowski, June ‘05.The information was taken from theGrade 1-Houghton Mifflin Science series----Theme E.The food pyramid was taken from the following web site:Clip art was taken from Art Explosion---Nova Development Corporation,