MyPyramid: Steps to a Healthier You! Inside the Pyramid By: Alicia Bellisario www.mypyramid.gov
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Learner • Students grades 9-10 • Average learning abilities • No previous exposure to MyPyramid • Can follow direction well
Environment • Basic health class • Introductory foods class • Computer access
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.
Today you will learn: • The 5 food groups • Physical activity and MyPyramid • Recommended daily intake
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!
Main Menu Grains Vegetables Fruits Milk Meat and Beans Physical Activity Quiz
Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or cereal grain is part of the Grains Group!
The grains group is divided into two subgroups: (click to learn more) Whole Grains Refined Grains Continue
Whole grains contain the entire grain (bran, germ, & endosperm) Examples
Whole wheat bread Bulgur Brown rice Rye Popcorn Oatmeal Whole cornmeal Whole wheat cereal
Refined grains go through a process called milling which removes the bran and germ leaving just the endosperm Examples
Cornbread White rice Grits Pasta Crackers Tortillas White Bread Pretzels
Grains are an important part of your everyday diet. So how much do you need per day? On a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 ounces! How much is that? = 1 slice of bread • 1 ounce = 1 cup of cereal = ½ cup cooked rice or pasta
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
Yes? Correct! He’s eaten 6 ounces.
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!
Think you have a hold on the grains group? Yes Let’s continue No Let’s review
Hello Mr. Appetite! Mmm… grains! But I’m still hungry! Keep Learning!
Any 100% vegetable juice, or vegetable (raw/cooked, fresh/frozen, canned, dried, whole, cut, or mashed) is a part of the Vegetable Group!
There are 5 subgroups in the vegetable group:(click to learn more) Dark Green Orange Dry Beans & Peas Starchy Other
Dark Green Vegetables broccoli collard greens mesclun romaine lettuce spinach watercress kale
Orange Vegetables spinach butternut squash carrots pumpkin sweet potatoes
Dry Beans & Peas black beans kidney beans pinto beans black-eyed peas soy beans tofu lima beans
Starchy Vegetables corn green beans green lima beans potatoes
Other Vegetables asparagus cabbage cauliflower celery cucumber iceberg lettuce mushrooms onions tomatoes/ juice vegetable juice zucchini
Vegetables are an important part of your everyday diet. So how much do you need per day? On a 2,000 calorie diet.
2 ½ Cups! How much is that? • 1 cup = the size of a baseball
If on Tuesday Mr. Appetite eats ¼ of a cup of vegetables from each subgroup, has he eaten enough vegetables? Yes No
No? Correct! He’s only 1 ¼ cups. He needs 1 ¼ cups more.
Yes? Sorry, that’s incorrect, here’s why… ¼ cup x 5 subgroups = 1 ¼ cups Daily amount = 2 ½ cups
Think you have a hold on the vegetable group? Yes Let’s continue No Let’s review
Hello Mr. Appetite! More food? Yum!Broccoli, my favorite! But I’m still hungry… Keep Learning!
Any fruit or 100% fruit juice is a part of the Fruit Group!
No? That’s correct! Let’s learn more.
Yes? Sorry, that’s incorrect, Let’s learn why..
Fruits in the fruit group may be: frozen fresh canned dried whole cut pureed
Some examples are: apples avocados bananas berries grapefruit grapes lemons melons oranges peaches pears plums raisins orange juice apple juice grape juice
Fruits are an important part of your everyday diet. So how much do you need per day? On a 2,000 calorie diet.
2 Cups! How much is that? • 1 cup = the size of a baseball
If on Wednesday Mr. Appetite eats 2 baseballs worth of fruit, has he eaten enough fruits? Yes No
Yes? Correct! He’s eaten 2 cups.
No? Sorry, that’s incorrect, here’s why… 1 baseball = 1 cup 2 baseballs = 2 cups Daily amount = 2 cups
Think you have a hold on the fruit group? Yes Let’s continue No Let’s review
Hello Mr. Appetite! Goodie goodie gumdrops, you’re back with more food! I don’t think you brought enough though… Keep Learning!