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Eating Guides. Old vs. New. MyPyramid was released in 2005 and replaced the Food Guide Pyramid (1992). MyPlate was released in 2011 and replaced the MyPyramid. 1956-1970 Food For Fitness: Daily Food Guide Basic 4. 1940 “A guide to good eating, the basic 7”

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Eating Guides


Old vs. New

MyPyramid was released in 2005 and replaced the Food Guide Pyramid (1992).

MyPlatewas released in 2011 and replaced the MyPyramid.


1956-1970

Food For Fitness: Daily Food Guide Basic 4

1940

“A guide to good eating, the basic 7”

Focus on nutritional adequacy, specific servings from each food group


1979Hassle Free-Daily Food GuideBasic 4 , but added guidelines for fats and sweets


1984Moved from adequacy, to adequacy plus moderation


The Food Guide Pyramid (1992)

Adequacy

Moderation

Variety

Proportion/ balance


Three Key Messages

  • Make smart choices within and among the food groups.

  • Keep a balance between food intake and physical activity.

  • Get the most nutrients from your calories.


What Does the PyramidTeach Us?

  • Activity

  • Variety

  • Moderation

  • Proportionality

  • Personalization

  • Gradual Improvement


Be Active!

ACTIVITY

Represented by the steps and the person climbing them.


Physical Activity Recommendation for Children and Youth

  • At least 60 minutes of physical activity most (preferably all) days of the week.

  • 7-9 hours of sleep each night


Changes…

  • The Logo

  • Focus on smaller portion sizes

  • Replace sugary drinks with water

  • Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables

  • Choose low fat dairy

  • Make half your grains whole


Selected Messages

1) Balancing Calories

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less.

  • Avoid oversized portions. 

    2) Foods to Increase

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Make at least half your grains whole grains.

  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

    3) Foods to Reduce

  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals and choose the foods with lower numbers.

  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.


Build a Healthy Plate

Make half your plate vegetables and fruits.

Switch to skim or 1% milk.

Make at least half your grains whole.

Vary your protein food choices.

Keep your food safe to eat.


MyPlate helps individuals use the Dietary Guidelines to:

• Make smart choices from every food group.• Find balance between food and physical activity.• Get the most nutrition out of calories.• Stay within daily calorie needs.


What is a "Healthy Diet"?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe a healthy diet as one that:

• Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;• Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and• Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.


Dietary Guidelines Brochure

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs1010-PolicyDocument.htm

About 90 pages!!


Daily Amount of Food from Each Food Group

19


Avoid Oversized Portions


Plate size history


Closure

  • What is a “healthy diet”?

  • Which food guide (pyramid or plate) do you like better? Defend which you have chose!


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