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Nutrition: Lesson 2. Focus on fruits, try things other than the usuals Eat more dark green, leafy and orange vegetables Make half of your grain intake “Whole Grains” Eat calcium-rich foods – low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese Meat – Leaner the better - Eat more chicken and fish.

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making smart choices

Focus on fruits, try things other than the usuals

  • Eat more dark green, leafy and orange vegetables
  • Make half of your grain intake “Whole Grains”
  • Eat calcium-rich foods – low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese
  • Meat – Leaner the better
        • - Eat more chicken and fish
Making Smart Choices
balancing food activity
Aim for a healthy weight
  • 60 minutes of activity each day
  • Increase intensity during workouts
Balancing Food & Activity
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getting the most nutrition from your calories
Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Calories

Active teens can eat more without gaining weight than inactive teens

- consider your activity level and how many calories you need to get through the day

Take in Fats, Sugar, and Salt in moderation

importance of breakfast
Importance ofBreakfast

Body uses energy all night

Studies show a healthy breakfast improves:

Mental and Physical performance all day

Reduces fatigue

Grades and attendance in school

Skipping breakfast can lead to over eating later in the day