The Food Pyramid By: Ms. Kramer
The Food Pyramid • Has 6 food groups total 1. Grains 2. Vegetables 3. Fruits 4. Oils 5. Milk 6. Meat and Beans
Grains Whatisit??? • Breads • Cereals • Pasta • Crackers Eat at least 3 oz a day! Makesureitis “wholegrain” • Justbecauseitisbrown, doesen’t mean itis “wholegrain”
Vegetables Whatisit??? • Darkgreen vegetables (broccoli, spinach, etc…) • Orange vegetables (carrots, squash, etc…) • Drybeans and peas • Starchy vegetables (corn, potatoes, etc…) • Other vegetables (artichoke, celery, etc…) Eat at least 2-3 cups a day! Any vegetable, or 100% vegetable juicecounts • They can becooked, raw, canned, dried, ormashed up
Fruits Whatisit??? • Berries • Melons • Apples • Bananas • 100 % fruitjuice • Many, many more Eat at least 1-2 cups a day! Itisveryimportanttoeat a variety of fruit Can eatfresh, canned, dried, orfrozen • Try tostayawayfromhaving a lotfruitjuice…it has a ton of sugar
Oils Whatisit??? • Olive oil • Canola oil • Nuts • Olives • Somefish • Butter Eatonly 5 teaspoons a daymax! Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature It is mainly used for flavoring…like mayonaise
Milk What is it??? • Milk (regular, chocolate, strawberry) • Cheese • Yogurt • Milk-based desserts (pudding, ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc…) Eat at least 3 cups a day! It is calcium rich Go fat-free or low-fat If you can’t consume milk, go lactose free or use other calcium sources
Meat and Beans What is it??? • Meats (beef, ham, lamb, etc…) • Poultry (chicken, duck, goose, etc…) • Eggs • Dry beans and peas • Nuts and seeds • Fish Choose low fat or lean meats and poultry Bake, broil, or grill…don’t fry!
FunFacts!!! • Eat 1,800-2,000 calories per day • Exercise for at least half an hour every day • Try to always make healthy choices Follow the Food Pyramid guidelines, and you will live a very healthy life!!!