Why We Eat What We Eat
- Tacos-They have a good flavor and smell.
- Sushi-I like it's texture and taste.
- Tomatoes-I hate the texture.
- Mustard-I hate the smell
Healthy Food Choices
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans- encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet. One that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease.
- Weight Management- helps you feel and look better, reaching a healthier body weight is good for your overall health and well being.
- Physical Activity Needs
-There is not a specific recommendation for the number of minutes young children (2-5 years) should be active each day. Young children should play actively several times each day. Their activity may happen in short bursts of time and not be all at once.
-Children and teens (6-17 years) should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Most of the 60 minutes should be either moderate or vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week.“My Plate” compared to the “Food Pyramid”
- While the basic nutritional guidelines for Americans remain the same, the USDA Plate and the old pyramid do have a few noticeable differences:
Less emphasis on grains- The food pyramid was dominated by grains, which filled in the largest spot at the bottom of the pyramid in the original version, and the large orange vertical bar.