Dietary Guidelines

By: Macenzee Ballard and Cassidy Cobb

Dietary Guidelines

What do dietary guidelines do for you?

  • It can help you get or maintain a healthy weight

What is a health risk?

  • A medical term used when someone is at risk of bad health

Diet: A selection of food or product that is meant to help prevent disease and any health risk.

Calorie Needs

4 Factors To Determine Calorie needs

  • Basel Metabolic Rate
  • Activity Level
  • Caloric Balance
  • Other Physical Activities
Nutrient-Dense Food: Foods that have a lot of nutrients and little calories

How to maintain a healthy weight

Risk Factor: Something that increases a persons chance of getting a desease

Health Problems Related to too Much Body Fat:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Strokes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Abnormal Blood Fats
Health Risk For Being Underweight:

  • Fragile Bones
  • Anemia
  • Hair Loss
  • Fertility Loss
2 Suggestions For Losing Weight:

  1. Exercise regularly
  2. Eat healthy foods

Suggestions For Being Physically Active Every Day

2 Ways Active Living Helps You:

  1. The risks for health problems go down.
  2. Helps you stay healthy.
How Much Physical Activity A Teen Needs:

  • Teenagers need at least an hour of physical activity a day
2 guidelines to including your physical activity into your daily schedule:

  1. Time management
  2. Choose activities you are willing to do

Importance of Whole Grains and Fruits

3 Reasons these foods are healthy:

  1. Help reduce risk of some dietary diseases
  2. Helps keep your bone strong
  3. Make it easier to stay healthy
2 Health Benefits:

  1. Help reduce blood and cholesterol levels
  2. Help provide a feeling of fullness
3 Ways to Include These things in Your Diet:

  1. Eat them for breakfast
  2. Make a salad
  3. Make a smoothie

How to Limit Fats and Cholesterol

2 Types of Unhealthy Fats That Raise Cholesterol:

  1. Saturated Fats
  2. Unsaturated Fats
Disease That Can Developed from a High Diet :

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
Guidelines To Achieve Moderate Fat Intake:

  • Eat healthy foods and eat fats in moderation.


Food With Natural Sugars:

  • Milk
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Some grains
Foods with added sugar

  • Candy
  • Most Junk Food
Why should you limit your sugar intake?

You should limit your sugar intake because it can cause health risk.

Sodium Vs. Potassium

How does sodium benefit the body?

It helps the muscles and nerves work properly

Disease linked to excess sodium:

  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Disease
What is the function of sodium?

The function of sodium is to keep the bodies fluid levels normal.

Avoiding Alcohol

3 Reasons Why Teens Should Avoid Alcohol:

  1. Alcohol can disrupt the bodies development
  2. Alcohol can effect how the brain disseminates information
  3. Alcohol and effect your eye sight

Food Safety

Why is food safety an important part of Dietary Guidelines?

It is important because It can help you stay healthy in your daily life.