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  1. MyPyramid: Steps to a Healthier You! Inside the Pyramid By: Alicia Bellisario www.mypyramid.gov

  2. How To Use the Buttons Previous Slide Main Menu Next Slide

  3. Learner • Students grades 9-10 • Average learning abilities • No previous exposure to MyPyramid • Can follow direction well

  4. Environment • Basic health class • Introductory foods class • Computer access

  5. Objectives • Following the completion of this lesson students will be able to correctly identify the foods and guidelines for each food group as well as the recommended daily amounts for each group on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  6. What is the most important tool for a healthy diet and lifestyle?

  7. Today you will learn: • The 5 food groups • Physical activity and MyPyramid • Recommended daily intake

  8. Meet Mr. Appetite! He’s mighty hungry! As you gather information about MyPyramid his stomach will fill with food. Can you fill him up? Let’s Get started!

  9. Main Menu Grains Vegetables Fruits Milk Meat and Beans Physical Activity Quiz

  10. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or cereal grain is part of the Grains Group!

  11. The grains group is divided into two subgroups: (click to learn more) Whole Grains Refined Grains Continue

  12. Whole grains contain the entire grain (bran, germ, & endosperm) Examples

  13. Whole wheat bread Bulgur Brown rice Rye Popcorn Oatmeal Whole cornmeal Whole wheat cereal

  14. Refined grains go through a process called milling which removes the bran and germ leaving just the endosperm Examples

  15. Cornbread White rice Grits Pasta Crackers Tortillas White Bread Pretzels

  16. Grains are an important part of your everyday diet. So how much do you need per day? On a 2,000 calorie diet.

  17. 6 ounces! How much is that? = 1 slice of bread • 1 ounce = 1 cup of cereal = ½ cup cooked rice or pasta

  18. If on Monday Mr. Appetite eats a sandwich with 2 pieces of bread, a cup of cereal, half of a bagel, and a cup of pasta with meatballs, has he eaten enough grains? Yes No

  19. Yes? Correct! He’s eaten 6 ounces.

  20. No? Sorry, that’s incorrect, here’s why… 2 pieces of bread = 2 oz 1 cup of cereal = 1 oz ½ of a bagel = 1 oz 1 cup of pasta = 2 oz 6 oz!

  21. Think you have a hold on the grains group? Yes Let’s continue No Let’s review

  22. Hello Mr. Appetite! Mmm… grains! But I’m still hungry! Keep Learning!

  23. Any 100% vegetable juice, or vegetable (raw/cooked, fresh/frozen, canned, dried, whole, cut, or mashed) is a part of the Vegetable Group!

  24. There are 5 subgroups in the vegetable group:(click to learn more) Dark Green Orange Dry Beans & Peas Starchy Other

  25. Dark Green Vegetables broccoli collard greens mesclun romaine lettuce spinach watercress kale

  26. Orange Vegetables spinach butternut squash carrots pumpkin sweet potatoes

  27. Dry Beans & Peas black beans kidney beans pinto beans black-eyed peas soy beans tofu lima beans

  28. Starchy Vegetables corn green beans green lima beans potatoes

  29. Other Vegetables asparagus cabbage cauliflower celery cucumber iceberg lettuce mushrooms onions tomatoes/ juice vegetable juice zucchini

  30. Vegetables are an important part of your everyday diet. So how much do you need per day? On a 2,000 calorie diet.

  31. 2 ½ Cups! How much is that? • 1 cup = the size of a baseball

  32. If on Tuesday Mr. Appetite eats ¼ of a cup of vegetables from each subgroup, has he eaten enough vegetables? Yes No

  33. No? Correct! He’s only 1 ¼ cups. He needs 1 ¼ cups more.

  34. Yes? Sorry, that’s incorrect, here’s why… ¼ cup x 5 subgroups = 1 ¼ cups Daily amount = 2 ½ cups

  35. Think you have a hold on the vegetable group? Yes Let’s continue No Let’s review

  36. Hello Mr. Appetite! More food? Yum!Broccoli, my favorite! But I’m still hungry… Keep Learning!

  37. Any fruit or 100% fruit juice is a part of the Fruit Group!

  38. Are all of the fruits in the fruit group fresh? Yes No

  39. No? That’s correct! Let’s learn more.

  40. Yes? Sorry, that’s incorrect, Let’s learn why..

  41. Fruits in the fruit group may be: frozen fresh canned dried whole cut pureed

  42. Some examples are: apples avocados bananas berries grapefruit grapes lemons melons oranges peaches pears plums raisins orange juice apple juice grape juice

  43. Fruits are an important part of your everyday diet. So how much do you need per day? On a 2,000 calorie diet.

  44. 2 Cups! How much is that? • 1 cup = the size of a baseball

  45. If on Wednesday Mr. Appetite eats 2 baseballs worth of fruit, has he eaten enough fruits? Yes No

  46. Yes? Correct! He’s eaten 2 cups.

  47. No? Sorry, that’s incorrect, here’s why… 1 baseball = 1 cup 2 baseballs = 2 cups Daily amount = 2 cups

  48. Think you have a hold on the fruit group? Yes Let’s continue No Let’s review

  49. Hello Mr. Appetite! Goodie goodie gumdrops, you’re back with more food! I don’t think you brought enough though… Keep Learning!