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Steps to a healthier you

- Click Here to Begin -

By Megan Lawlor

Eating right every day
Eating Right Every Day

Do you know how to keep yourself healthy?

As you continue on through this presentation you will be learning about what foods you should be eating and the types of activities that will help keep your body happy.

The food pyramid what s in a name
The Food PyramidWhat’s in a name?








  • What makes up the Grain Group?

    Foods made from: Wheat, Corn, or Oats

  • Can you think of any examples?

    Rice, Bread, Popcorn, Oatmeal, Pasta, Pretzels

  • Did you know that you should be eating 6 to 11 servings of the Grain Group each day?


  • What are some examples of vegetables that you can think of?

    Broccoli, Spinach, Carrots, Pumpkin, Peas, Cabbage

  • Did you know that you should be eating 3 to 5 servings of vegetables a day?


  • Can you name some of the fruits that we have in our area?

    Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, Lemons, Oranges

  • Did you know that you should be eating 2 to 4 servings of fruit each day?


  • What are examples of Oils that you can come up with?

    Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Nuts, Olives, some fish, avocados

  • Did you know that Oils are to be used sparingly (not a lot) in your daily nutritional intake?


  • Can you think of examples of things that would fall into the milk (or dairy) group?

    Milk, Pudding, Ice Cream, Cheese, Yogurt

  • Did you know that you should be getting 2 to 4 servings of milk a day?

Meat and beans
Meat and Beans

  • Other things aside from just ‘meat and beans’ make up the protein group, can you think of any examples?

    Pork, Beef, Chicken, Eggs, Beans, Nuts, Fish

  • Did you know that you should be getting 2 to 3 servings a day of protein?

Physical activity
Physical Activity

  • What is physical activity? Physical activity is defined as: “any bodily movement producedby skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure beyondresting expenditure.”

  • There are two different types of activities: moderate and vigorous activity.

  • What are examples of each?

    Moderate: walking, dancing, leisurely bicycling, yoga

    Vigorous: Jogging/Running, Weight Training, Swimming

  • Are you aware that you should be getting 30 minutes of exercise each day?

Test what you ve learned
Test What You’ve Learned

Which picture represents a food that is part of the protein group?


How many servings of vegetables should you be eating each day?

3 to 5 6 to 11 2 to 4


Which of the following is an example of a moderate physical activity?

Eating right every day1
Eating Right Every Day

Well done!

You now have a better understanding of how to keep your body and healthy and happy.

Share with friends and family
Share with friends and family!

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