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The Food Pyramid By: Michele L’Huillier Introduction The Food Pyramid is made up of 6 parts which are: Breads and Pastas Fruits Vegetables Meat and Poultry Dairy Products Sweets and Fats The Food Pyramid Dietary Guidelines Eat a variety of foods

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the food pyramid

The Food Pyramid

By: Michele L’Huillier

introduction
Introduction
  • The Food Pyramid is made up of 6 parts which are:
  • Breads and Pastas
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Dairy Products
  • Sweets and Fats
dietary guidelines
Dietary Guidelines
  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Balance the food you eat with physical activity
  • Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits
  • Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
  • Choose a diet moderate in sugars
  • Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium
levels on the pyramid
Levels on the Pyramid
  • Lowest level contains breads, cereals, rice and pasta. All of these are foods from grains.
  • Level with fruits and vegetables which comes mostly from plants. These give us vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Level with dairy and meat comes mostly from animals. They are for protein, calcium, iron, and zinc.
breads and pastas
6-11 Servings

Examples could be:

-1 slice of bread

-1 cup of cereal

-1/2 cup rice or pasta

Breads and Pastas
fruits
2-4 Servings

Examples could be:

-1 medium banana, apple or orange

-1/2 cup cooked or canned fruit

-3/4 cup fruit juice

Fruits
vegetables
3-5 Servings

Examples could be:

-1 cup raw leafy vegs.

-1/2 cup vegs. Cooked or raw

-3/4 cup veg. juice

Vegetables
dairy
2-3 Servings

Examples could be:

-1 cup of milk or yogurt

-1.5 oz. of natural cheese

-2 oz. or processed cheese

Dairy
meat and poultry
2-3 Servings

Examples could be:

-2-3 oz. of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish

-1/2 cup of cooked dry beans

-2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Meat and Poultry
sweets and fats
Eat very little of these

Examples would be:

-Candy Bars

-Cookies

-Cakes

Sweets and Fats
test your knowledge
Test your knowledge
  • Food Pyramid Quiz
  • Answers to Food Pyramid Quiz
resources
Resources
  • http://198.102.218.57/dietaryguidelines/dga2000/document/build.htm#pyramid
  • http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/pyramid.html
  • http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/food/food-pyramid/main.htm