Food Pyramids. What Are Food Pyramids?. Tools Used by dieticians, nutritionists, lay public Visual guides used to evaluate food intake Variety of pyramids available Culture Health issues Special Interests Not only means for nutrition assessment. Food Pyramid Shape. Pyramid Base
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What Are Food Pyramids? • Tools • Used by dieticians, nutritionists, lay public • Visual guides used to evaluate food intake • Variety of pyramids available • Culture • Health issues • Special Interests • Not only means for nutrition assessment
Food Pyramid Shape • Pyramid Base • Larger area of pyramid • Represents foods we should consume more frequently • Pyramid Top • Small area of pyramid • Represents foods we should consume less frequently
Vegetarian Food Pyramid • Similar to old USDA food pyramid • No meat • Legume, Nut, Seed and Meaat Alternative Group
Vegan Food Pyramid • No animal-based foods included • Water included
Healthy Eating Pyramid • Emphasis on whole grains, plant oils, vegetables, fruits • Exercise and weight control included • Multivitamin supplements • Alcohol intake • Meat, processed grains, sweets at top of pyramid
Asian Food Pyramid • Physical activity • Water, tea consumption • No serving number recommendations • Serving regularity recommendations • Daily • Optional daily • Weekly • Monthly
Latin Food Pyramid • Physical activity • Water, alcohol consumption • No serving number recommendations • Serving regularity recommendations • At every meal • Daily • Weekly
Mediterranean Food Pyramid • Physical activity • Water and wine consumption • No serving number recommendations • Serving regularity recommendations • Daily • Weekly • Monthly
Food Pyramids from Specific Places • Okinawa Diet • Italian Food Pyramid • Irish Food Pyramid • Thai Food Pyramid
Special Interest/Health Issue Pyramids • The Zone Pyramid • Atkins Food Pyramid • Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid • Tufts Pyramid for Mature Adults • American Yoga Association Pyramid • Anti-Aging Diet • Anti-Inflammatory Pyramid
Food Pyramids - Conclusions • What are commonalities among pyramids? • Differences? • Advantages? • Disadvantages?