*Food Pyramid* By: Ashley Adams AUDIENCE: ATHLETES
What does the food pyramid look like? http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/Fpyr/pmap.htm
*Fats, Oils, and Sweets Group* • Use Sparingly • Try to choose fewer foods high in sugar
Serving Size for Fats, Oils, and Sweets • Small amount to almost none. • Eat once in a while
Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group • Choose skim milk and nonfat yogurt. • 1 ½ to 2 ounces of cheese per day • Choose part skim of low fat cheese. • 8 ounces of yogurt per day.
Serving Size for Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group • 1 cup of milk or yogurt per day • 1 ½ cup of natural cheese • 2 ounces of process cheese
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Group • Always choose lean meat. • Limit proportions of nuts and seeds (high in fat) • Poultry without skin
Serving Size for Meat, Poultry, and Fish Group • 2-3 ounces of lean meat, poultry, or fish • ½ cooked dry beans • 1 egg or 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
Vegetable Group • Different vegetables provide different nutrients. • Dark, leafy vegetables • Easy on fats you add to vegetables
Serving Size for Vegetable Group • 1 cup of raw, leafy vegetables • ½ cup of chopped, cooked, or raw • ¾ cups vegetable juice
Fruit Group • Always choose whole fruits • Fresh fruits • Only count 100% fruit juices as fruit.
Serving Size for Fruits Group • 1 medium apple, banana, or orange • ½ cup chopped, cooked, canned fruit • ¾ cups fruit juice
Bread, Cereal, Rice, ands Pasta Group • Always choose whole grains. • Choose food with little or no sugar • Brown rice instead of white rice
Serving Size for Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group • 1 slice of bread • 1 ounce ready to go cereal • ½ cup cooked cereal, rice, or pasta
Fun Facts about Eating Healthy • Helps maintain a healthy body weight. • Helps keep the body healthy • Helps prevent illnesses • Helps defend depression • Boosts energy levels • Sharpens memory and stabilizes mood
-Unhealthy Eating Habits- • Fast food • A lot of sweets and sugar • Soft drinks • Obesity concerns • Depression, suicide • More likely to get sick
Fun Facts about the Food Pyramid • Grains= orange • Vegetables= green • Fruits= Red • Oils= yellow • Milk= blue • Meats and beans= purple
Why do we need the Food Pyramid? • Helps reduce obesity rates • Shows proportion sizes of food groups • Helps people with dieting • Helps people eat properly
Did you know… • The food pyramid was published in Sweden (1974) • Was updated in 2005 • Replaced in 2011 • 25 other countries published the Food Pyramid. • Most widely known food pyramid in the U.S • Divided into 6 sections
NEVER FORGET!! • The food pyramid is the key to a nutritious diet! THE END!!!