Project Sponsors • USDA Project Funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) • School District of Philadelphia • Department of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University
Almond Joy Mounds Butterfinger Twix Baby Ruth 3 Musketeers KitKat Rolo Milky Way Snickers Pay Day 100 Grand Name the Candy Bar (Answers)
Avocado Cucumber Cantaloupe Apple Artichoke Pomegranate Red Cabbage Papaya Yam Kiwi Squash Tomato Name the Fruit or Vegetable (Answers)
Healthy Snacking Tips • S: Smaller Portions • N: Not in front of the TV • A: Am I really hungry? • C: Choose low-fat foods from MyPlate • K: Kitchen is a good place to eat • S: Sit Down, Slow Down, Savor and Enjoy!
Which has fewer calories? 17 French fries 1 ounce pretzels 1 ounce chips 1 cup noodles
Which has fewer calories? 108 calories 265 calories 17 French fries 1 ounce pretzels 152 calories 197 calories 1 ounce chips 1 cup noodles
To have balance, look beyond the calories… 155 calories 164 calories 12 ounces cola 12 ounces 100% juice 179 calories 154 calories Orange soda 12 ounces orange soda 12 ounces low-fat milk
Low fat yogurt Veggies and low fat dip String cheese Pretzels Peanut butter & jelly toast Low fat microwave popcorn Fruits Granola bars Baked tortilla chips & salsa Peanut butter & celery sticks Low-fat or skim milk Graham crackers & milk Cereal & milk Healthier Snack Options
Percent Daily Value (%DV) • Shows how a food fits into a daily diet • Based on 2000 calorie diet • Interpreting Percent Daily value • 5% is Low • 20% is High • Fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium should have a low % • Fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C should have a high %
Reading Labels How many calories would you consume if you eat the whole package? 500 calories How many grams of fat? 24 grams of fat
Which nutrients have high values? Fat, sodium, and calcium Which nutrients have low values? Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Iron What nutrient is this food lacking? Dietary Fiber Reading Labels
When Snacking… • Healthy snacking tips • Fat vs. calories • Remember to read the food labels! • Sit down and enjoy!
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