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MyPlate - MyPlate was released in June 2011. - Recommendations are for 2 years of age and older.
Fruits Group 1.Use fruits as snacks, salads or desserts. 2.Choose whole or cut up fruits more often than fruit juice. Key Consumer Message: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Boys 9-131 ½ c. daily Boys 14-182 c. daily Girls 9-181 ½ c. daily
Fruits Main Nutrients: Vitamin C-Helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps gums healthy Potassium- Helps maintain blood pressure- and works with sodium to maintain fluid balance in the body
Vegetables Group 1.Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried. 2.Eat red, orange and dark green vegetables. Key Consumer Message: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Boys 9-132 ½ c. daily Boys 14-183 c. daily Girls 9-132 c. daily Girls 14-182 ½ c. daily
Vegetables Main Nutrients Vitamin A- Keeps eyes and skin healthy Potassium- works with sodium to help maintain fluid balance in the body
Protein Group 1.Choose a variety of different protein sources. 2.In place of some meat and poultry, choose 8 oz. seafood per week. 3.Try grilling, broiling, poaching or roasting. Key Consumer Message: Keep meat and poultry portions small and lean. Boys 9-135 oz. daily Boys 14-186 ½ oz. daily Girls 9-185 oz. daily
Protein foods Complete- Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs Incomplete- beans, soy beans, peas, nuts, seeds The incomplete protein foods become complete when used with grains.
Protein Main nutrients Protein-functions as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage. Iron- used to carry oxygen in the blood
Grains Group 1.Choose 100% whole grain cereals breads, crackers, rice and pasta. (corn,oatmeal etc.) 2.Check the ingredients list on food packages to find whole grain foods. Key Consumer Message: Make half your grains whole grains. GrainsWhole Grains Boys 9-136 oz. daily3 oz. daily Boys 14-188 oz. daily4 oz. daily Girls 9-135 oz. daily2.5 oz. daily Girls 14-186 oz. daily3 oz. daily
Grains Main Nutrients Carbohydrates- Energy B Vitamins- helps the body release energy from protein, fat, carbohydrates
Dietary FIBER Fiber consists of plant material that doesn’t break down when you digest your food. Fiber helps your body eliminate wastes. Found in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Dairy Group 1.Low-fat or fat-free dairy products have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but less fat and calories. Key Consumer Message: Switch to low-fat or fat- free milk. Get your calcium rich foods. Boys 9-183 c. daily Girls 9-183 c. daily
Dairy Main nutrients Calcium- For building bones and teeth and bone mass Milk and soymilk are fortified with Vitamin D which is essential for maintaining proper levels of calcium (milk, cottage cheese, cheese, yogurt)
Dietary Guidelines (Key messages) Balancing Calories 1.Enjoy your food, but eat less. 2.Avoid oversized portions 3.Exercise – 60 minutes of physical activity each day
Foods to Reduce 1.Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, frozen meals, and choose the foods with lower numbers. 2.Drink water instead of sugary drinks 3.Reduce the intake of “empty calories” or low nutrient dense foods. Use salad dressings/mayonnaise sparingly.
Food to Increase 1.Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. 2.Make half your grains whole. 3.Switch to fat-free or lowfat 1% milk/products.