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  1. The Food Pyramid Created By Chantelle Morin

  2. The different types of foods in the pyramid • Click on the different parts of the pyramid to learn more about the different food groups. • Click on the person to learn about Physical Activity. 7 1 2 3 5 6 4

  3. Grains Click on the food that is a grain

  4. YOU’RE CORRECT!!!!!! Some grains include: Some Health Benefits of grains: Consuming grains can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Consuming foods rich fiber, such as grains, can reduce constipation. Grains are good sources of many vitamins which help keep your body healthy. • Bread • Oatmeal • Rice • White Flour • Noodles • Crackers • Cornbread • And much more.

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  6. Vegetables Click on the food that is a vegetable!

  7. You’re correct!!!! • What counts as a cup of vegetables? • 1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or vegetable juice is considered 1 cup from the vegetable group. • 2 cups of leafy raw greens is considered 1 cup from the vegetable group as well. Some vegetables include: • Broccoli • Spinach • Peppers • Lettuce • Carrots • Pumpkin • Cabbage • Mushrooms • Corn • Onions • Squash

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  9. Fruits Click on the food that is a fruit!

  10. You’re Correct!!!! • Tips for fruits: • Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter in the kitchen. • Refrigerate cut up fruit to store for later. • When choosing canned fruits, chose fruits that are canned in 100% fruit juice rather than water or syrup. • For dessert, have baked apples, pears, or a fruit salad. The fruit group includes: • Watermelon • Apples • Pears • Peaches • Banana • Strawberries • Kiwi • Grapes • Raisins • Lemons

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  12. Oils & Fats Click on the picture that is an oil and fat!

  13. You’re Correct!!! What are oils and fats?: Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature, like the vegetable oils used in cooking. Fats are fats that are solid in room temperature, like butter or shortening. Some Oils Include: • Canola Oil • Vegetable Oil • Olive Oil Some Fats Include: • Butter • Chicken Fat • Stick Margarine • Shortening • Bacon Why is it important to consume Oils and Fats? • Oils contain certain “essential fatty acids” which are necessary for your health. • Just be careful on how much you consume because oils and fats contain a large amount of calories.

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  15. Milk Click on the food that is a milk product!!

  16. You’re Correct!!! Some foods that fall under the milk food group are: • Milk • Cheese • Yogurt • Ice cream Tips for making wise choices about milk: • Consume milk as a beverage at meals. • Drink low-fat if you drink whole milk. • Have a fat-free yogurt as a snack. • If a milk product as sat in an area with a temperature between 40 and 140 for more then two hours, throw away immediately. The average amount of milk a person from 9 years old to 51+ years old, male and female , should consume daily is 3 cups!

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  18. Meats&Beans Click on the food that is a meat or bean!!

  19. YOU’RE CORRECT!!!! Some Meats & Beans include: • Steak • Tuna • Chicken • Hamburger • Hot Dog • Pork • Black Beans • White Beans • Soy Beans • Lima Beans • Nuts Heath Benefits: • Meat and beans supply many nutrients such as protein, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Iron, and Magnesium. • Proteins function as building blocks for bones • Vitamin B helps release body energy • Vitamin E helps protect essential fatty acids from cell oxidation • Iron carry oxygen to the blood • Magnesium is used in building bones

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  21. Physical Activity Why is physical Activity important? (Click on correct answer) A: Helps Build &Maintain Bones, Muscles, And Joints B: Increases risk of heart disease C: Causes Weight Gain

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  23. You’re Correct!! Some Tips about increasing Physical Activity. • Choose activities that you enjoy • Walk the dog or mow the lawn with a push mower • Try to do about 60 minutes of physical activity daily. • Join a yoga class or activity class with friends so you stay motivated.

  24. The End!!! Good Job!