Dietary Guidelines

Chansiana Shanklin

Dietary Guidelines

Dietary guidelines provide advice to help people live longer, healthier lives.

A health risks is the likelihood of developing health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

Diet is an eating plan.

Getting Enough Nutrients within Your Calorie Needs

4 factors that determine calorie needs are your age, gender, activity level, and whether your trying to gain, maintain, or lose weight.

Nutrients- Dense foods are a food that provides high amounts of vitamins.

How to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Risk factors are a condition that increases your chances of development.

Health problems related to to much body fat are diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and arthritis.

A underweight person doesn't have much body fat as an energy reserve.

Eat health and exercise.

Being Physically Active Everyday

Helps control your weight and strengthen your heart and lungs.

Teens should get 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

Use the stairs instead of the elevator.

Get involved in a team or individual sport.

Importance of Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables and Milk

They provide most of your calories and they're cholesterol free.

These foods help protect aganst heart diseaseand ,cancers

Eat fruit instead of sugary desserts.

Eat meals featuring cooked dry beans or peas.

How to Limit Fats and Cholesterol

Trans fats and saturated fats raise cholesterol.

Disease that can develop from a high fat diet is heart disease

Keep Saturated fats to less than 10 percent of your calories.

Eat as few foods containing trans fats as possible.

Be Choosy About Carbohydrates

Foods with natural sugars are fruit and milk.

Foods with added sugar are candy or soft drinks.You should limit your sugar intake because it can lead to tooth decay.

Why Reduce Sodium and Increase Potassium

Sodium helps controls body fluids.

To much sodium is linked to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

Potassium helps counteract sodium's effects on blood pressure.


Avoid Alcohol

Drinking alcohol beverages can affect judgement and can lead to accidents and injuries.

Heavy drinking can increase the chances of accidents and injuries, violence, emotional problems, dependency, and other problems.

Keep Food Safe

Safe food is healthful food that is free from harmful bacteria and other contaminants. When food is not properly handled, stored, and prepared, it can cause foodborne illness.