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  1. Tools for staying on track? Dietary Guidelines for Americans By: Carla Palermo

  2. • is a guide to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. • It was established by The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  3. Primary Objectives • Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and • Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.

  4. Now let’s explore the website a little more….

  5. My plate Under my plate, it is broken into 6 foods groups: Fruits Vegetables Grains Protein Foods Dairy Oils

  6. My plate • This section is organized based on a few questions: • What’s in the food group? • How much is needed? • Serving size? • Health Benefits and Nutrients • Tips to Help you eat more of this group

  7. Fruits • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables • May reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. • Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. • Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients.

  8. Vegetables • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. • Vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups: • dark green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables. • Helps reduce and may lower risk of heart disease. • Important sources of many nutrients.

  9. Grains • Make at least half of your grains whole grains. • Any food from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. • Important sources of many nutrients.

  10. Protein Foods • All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds. • Vital for health and maintenance of your body.

  11. Dairy • Dairy choices should be fat-free or low-fat. • Milk, yogurt, cheese, soymilk • Linked to improve bone health, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. • Calcium is used for building bones and teeth and maintaining bone mass.

  12. Oils • Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. • High in monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats (the good fats). • Lower risk of heart disease.

  13. What else can be found on this website?

  14. Weight Management and Calories • Learning what you currently eat and drink • How to make better choices • Personalized daily food plans • How many calories you need • How many calories are in the food and beverages you consume

  15. Physical Activity Being physically active can improve your overall health These are some focus points that talks about: • What is physical activity? • Why is it important? • How much is needed? • How many calories are used? • Tips

  16. SuperTracker • SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze and track your diet and physical activity. • Find out what and how much to eat • Track your food, physical activities and weight • Personalize with goal setting • Broken into age groups • BMI Calculator

  17. Healthy Eating Tips • also features sample menus and recipes • Provide tips for vegetarians • Tips for eating healthy when eating out • Increasing physical activity • Food safety advice • And much more!

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  19. You have the control You are the change Be the change

  20. Thank you for listening and please make smart nutrition decisions!