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Mini Med School: Nutrition 1. Nutrition Basics and Food Pyramid. Ryan Sears, MSII Peds Club Secretary. FOOD PYRAMID BASICS. The Food Pyramid is one way for people to understand how to eat healthy.  A rainbow of colored, vertical stripes represents the 5 food groups plus fats & oils. .

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Mini med school nutrition 1

Mini Med School: Nutrition 1

Nutrition Basics and Food Pyramid

Ryan Sears, MSII

Peds Club Secretary


Food pyramid basics

FOOD PYRAMID BASICS

  • The Food Pyramid is one way for people to understand how to eat healthy. 

  • A rainbow of colored, vertical stripes represents the 5 food groups plus fats & oils.


Food pyramid basics1

FOOD PYRAMID BASICS

Here's what the colors stand for:

Orange - grains

Green - vegetables

Red - fruits

Yellow - fats and oils

Blue - milk and dairy

products

Purple - meat, beans,

fish, and nuts


Nutrition suggestions

Nutrition Suggestions

  • Eat a variety of foods

  • A balanced diet includes food from all groups

  • Have foods from every COLOR every day

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy

  • Eat less meat/protein and oils


What should i eat

What should I eat?

ORANGE = Grains

  • Try to eat a lot of whole grains

  • Wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal.

GREEN = Vegetables

  • Orangeveggies: carrots, sweet potatoes, squash

  • Green veggies: spinach, broccoli

  • Other: corn, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes


What should i eat1

What should I eat?

RED = Fruits

  • Apples, bananas, avocado, oranges, peaches, grapes

  • 100% Fruit juice

BLUE = Milk

  • Calcium builds strong bones

  • If you don’t like milk, you can eat yogurt, cheese, calcium-fortified orange juice, or ice cream


What should i eat2

What should I eat?

Purple = Meats (also Beans, Nuts, Fishes)

  • Beef, steak, pork, chicken

  • Eggs

  • Fish

  • Beans, nuts


How much do i need to eat

How much do I need to eat?

Holy Smokes! That's a lot to EAT in one day.


Breakfast

breakfast

  • Any breakfast is better than no breakfast

  • Don’t eat doughnuts or sugary stuff all the time, you won’t stay full.

  • Eat something from each part of the pyramid:

    • Grains = cereal, oatmeal, french toast, waffles, pancakes

    • Protein = eggs, bacon, peanut butter

    • Fruits = strawberries, blueberries, 100% orange juice

    • Vegetables

    • Milk, cheese, and yogurt = milk, yogurt


School lunch

School lunch

  • Think of your school lunch as the

    fuel you put in your tank. If you

    choose the wrong kind of fuel,

    you might run out of energy

    before the day is over.

  • Eat something from each part of the pyramid:

    • Grains = sandwich bread, spaghetti, macaroni, cornbread, pretzels

    • Protein = ham, turkey, bologna, peanut butter (in your sandwich)

    • Fruits = apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, raisins

    • Vegetables = salad lettuce, corn, carrots, green beans, potatoes

    • Milk, cheese, and yogurt = milk, yogurt


School lunch cont

School Lunch cont.

  • BEWARE:

    • Higher-fat lunch foods include: french fries, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets.

    • Drink milk or water, not POP

    • Packaged snacks may be bad for you


Lunch reminders

Lunch REMINDERS

  • Use your manners.

  • Chew with your mouth closed.

  • Don't talk and eat at the same time.

  • Use your utensils.

  • Put your napkin on your lap.

  • Be polite. And don't make fun of what someone else is eating.

  • Don't drink milk & laugh at the same time!


Quiz time

Quiz Time

  • What is a good grain to eat for breakfast?

  • What does the red in the pyramid stand for?

  • What is a good fruit to have for lunch?

  • What weird things count as meat?

  • Name a vegetable that is really a fruit.

  • Name a grain you can eat for lunch.

  • What does Buckbeak eat for his meat?


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