Health and Nutrition

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Health and Nutrition
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The Food Pyramid
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Building Blocks of The Pyramid
• There are six food groups on the pyramid:
• Grain
• Fruit
• Vegetable
• Meat
• Milk
• Other
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The Grain Group
• This group gives us carbohydrates for the
energy that we need to keep our bodies
running 24 hours a day.
• Eat at least six servings of this group each day.
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What will you find in this group?
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Bread: white, wheat, bagels, muffins
Cereal: hot and cold
Pasta: spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
Rice
Crackers
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The Fruit Group
• This group of foods provide vitamin C to help
our bodies heal cuts and bruises and fight
infection too!
• It also provides vitamin A that helps prevent
diseases
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Fruit
• Fiber in fruit also helps us digest our food.
• Eat at least two servings a day.
• Apples, bananas, oranges,
strawberries, pear, kiwi,
melons, pineapple, and
many more.
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The Vegetable Group
• Vegetables give us vitamin A that keeps our
skin healthy.
• It also contains vitamin C that helps to prevent
diseases.
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Vegetables
• Vegetables come in many varieties.
• Broccoli, corn, peas, green beans,
lettuce, celery, carrots,
potatoes, mushrooms, and
many more.
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The Meat Group
• Meats help you build strong muscles and it also
provides the iron and protein that your body needs.
• This group gives you the energy to get you through
your busy days.
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Build muscle with these meat group foods:
• Beef, pork, chicken and
turkey, fish, peanut butter,
eggs and nuts.
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The Milk Group
• Did you know that your body has 206 bones that
are alive and growing?
• The milk group helps keep your bones and teeth
strong and healthy because they provide calcium.
• Calcium strengthens bones that are growing.
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Milk Products
• Try some of these products:
• Milk, yogurt, cheese,
pudding, ice cream,
cottage cheese and many
more!
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The Other Group
• This category is most commonly known as the
fats, oils, and junk food.
• As long as you eat mostly meals and snacks
from the five food groups, a few “others” are
okay every day.
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Junk Food
• This group contains:
– Potato chips, donuts, cakes, cookies,
candy, soft drinks, and
other salty snacks.
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How much should you eat?
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6 Grain Group servings
2 Servings from the Fruit Group
3 Vegetable Group servings
2 Meat Group servings
3 Servings from the Milk Group
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Check this
• Go to www.nutrition
explorations.org/kids
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Stay healthy and happy!
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Thanks
Submitted by
Kirti Kataria
St.Paul’s Public School
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