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1 Steps to a healthier you
the FOOD Pyramid Steps to a healthier you

2 It’s New! The new MyPyramid was designed to help you make healthy eating choices every day! Video:

3 The Food Pyramid Steps to a healthier you

4 Food Intake Patterns Calorie Level Fruits Vegetables Grains
1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 2,200 2,400 2,600 2,800 3,000 3,200 Fruits 1 cup 1.5 cups 2 cups 2.5 cups Vegetables 3 cups 3.5 cups 4 cups Grains 3 oz 4 oz 5 oz 6 oz 7 oz 8 oz 9 oz 10 oz Meat and Beans 2 oz 5.5 oz 6.5 oz Milk Oils 3 tsp 4 tsp 5 tsp 6 tsp 7 tsp 8 tsp 10 tsp 11 tsp Discretionary calorie allowance 165 171 132 195 267 290 362 410 426 512 648

5 Find Your Balance Between Food and Physical Activity
Be active at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Children should be active 60 minutes every day or most days a week.

6 = 1 cup/ 1oz = 1 serv. = 1serv Servings Daily: 6 ounces
Major Nutrient: Carbohydrates, Fiber Serving: 1 oz = 1 slice bread, 1 cup dry cereal, or ½ cup pasta or rice Tips: eat at least 3 oz of whole grains each day = 1 cup/ 1oz = 1 serv. = 1serv

7 Major Nutrient: Vitamins, Fiber
=1 cup = ½ cup Servings Daily: 2 ½ cups Major Nutrient: Vitamins, Fiber Serving: ½ cup of chopped cooked or raw, 1 cup leafy Tips: Eat more dark green and orange vegetables, eat more dry beans and peas = ½ cup

8 Major Nutrient: Vitamins, Fiber
=1 cup each Servings Daily 2 cups Major Nutrient: Vitamins, Fiber Serving: 1 medium piece of fruit = 1 cup ½ cup raw or canned ¾ cup of 100% juice Tips: eat a variety of fruit, go easy on juices (water it down) =1/2 cup each

9 Oils Know your fats Servings Daily: 6 teaspoons / Sparingly
Major Nutrient: Fat Tip: Watch for it in foods such as nuts, olives, mayonnaise, salad dressing Tip: Use canola, olive, peanut, soybean, corn safflower or unflower oil Tip: Make most of your fat sources from fish, nuts and vegetable oils. Tip: Limit solid fats such as butter and shortening

10 Major Nutrient: Minerals, Protein
Servings Daily 3 cups Major Nutrient: Minerals, Protein Serving 1 oz cheese or 1 cup milk/yogurt Tips: go low-fat or fat free, it you can’t consume milk, choose other calcium sources = 1oz

11 Servings Daily: 5 ½ ounces Major Nutrient: Protein
= 3 oz Servings Daily: 5 ½ ounces Major Nutrient: Protein Serving: 1 oz meat = 1 egg = 1 T peanut butter = ¼ cup cooked beans = ½ oz nuts or seeds Tips: choose low fat or lean meats, bake, broil or grill. Vary protein. = 3oz. What do vegetarian’s eat?

12 What your plate should look like
unbalanced balanced

13 Sample Menu

14 The Dietary Guidelines

15 1. Get adequate nutrients within the calorie needs
Caloric Breakdown Carbohydrates: % Fat: No more than 30% Protein: % Average American eats too much fat, sugar, calories & sodium Average American doesn’t eat enough fiber.

16 2. Manage weight, balance food intake with exercise output

17 3. Be physically active each day

18 4. Choose a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free or low fat milk products daily.

19 5. Monitor your intake of fats
Watch for naturally occurring invisible fat in foods such as avocados, olives, milk, eggs, etc…

20 6. Choose carbohydrates wisely
Choose fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Limit sugar.

21 7. Watch your intake of sodium
What can too much salt/sodium do to your body? Can cause high blood pressure and heart disease. Where does it hide? In prepared foods (frozen, canned, etc.)

22 8. If you drink alcohol do so in moderation

23 You Are What You Eat. 9. Keep food safe to eat

24 Nutrients – Energy Producing
Carbohydrates Provides Energy Protein Builds and Repairs Body Tissue Fat Insulation, Protection, Reserve Energy

25 Nutrients – non energy producing
Vitamins Assists in the biochemical reactions related to the metabolic process Minerals Skeletal structure Water Hydration, most essential to life Fiber Digestion of food

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