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Introducing the New Food Guide Pyrami Introducing the New Food Guide Pyrami

Introducing the New Food Guide Pyramid Introducing the New Food Guide Pyramid

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Introducing the New Food Guide PyramidIntroducing the New Food Guide Pyramid

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What is the New Food Guide Pyramid?What is the New Food Guide Pyramid?

The new symbol for the guide to the food groups is known as MyPyramid. MyPyramid was developed to

remind people to make healthy choices and to be physically active every day.

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Let’s take a good look at Mypyramid.Let’s take a good look at Mypyramid.What do we notice?What do we notice?

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Be Physically Active Every DayBe Physically Active Every Day

The person climbing the stairs reminds us of the importance of being active daily. Kids need at least 60 minutes of physical

activity on most days!

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Why are some colored stripes Why are some colored stripes wider than others?wider than others?

Some of the colored stripes are wider than others to remind us that we need more of

certain food groups than others.

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Every Color Every DayEvery Color Every Day

The colors red, yellow, orange, green, purple, and blue represent the five different food

groups plus oils. It is important to eat servings from each group every day.

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How can MyPyramid Help Me?How can MyPyramid Help Me?

Following the food guidelines helps one establish a healthy diet. A healthy diet and 60 minutes of physical activity daily can make you healthier,

feel better, and keep weight at an appropriate level.

MyPyramid was redesigned because one size doesn’t fit all. MyPyramid helps you choose foods and

amounts that are right for you.

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REDREDFocus on fruits! You should eat 1 ½

cups of fruits daily. Although fruits do not require as many servings as

vegetables or grains, be sure to include them in your diet!

What are some examples of What are some examples of fruits we need to include in our diet?fruits we need to include in our diet?

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ORANGEORANGEGrains are great! You should eat 6 oz. equivalents daily. For example, 1 oz. equals 1 slice of bread,1 cup dry cereal, or ½ cup cooked rice or pasta.

Grains are a large part of a balanced diet.

What are some examples of grains we can include in our diet?

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GREENGREENVary your vegetables! You should eat 2 ½

cups of vegetables daily. You can

choose from dark green, orange,

starchy, dry beans and peas,

and other crunchy veggies!

What kind of vegetables can we include What kind of vegetables can we include in our diet?in our diet?

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Oils are not a food group, but you need some for good health. That’s why the yellow stripe is so small.

Get oils from fish, nuts, and liquid oils such as corn oil, soybean oil, and canola oil.

YELLOWYELLOW

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Eat calcium-rich foods and get at least 3 cups of milk daily. Also, 1 cup yogurt or 1 ½ oz.

cheese = 1 cup milk.

BLUEBLUE

What types of calcium can we include in our diet?What types of calcium can we include in our diet?

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PURPLEPURPLE

Go lean with protein! Eat 5 oz. equiv. (1 oz. equiv. is 1 oz. meat, chicken or turkey, or fish,

1 egg, 1 T. peanut butter, ½ oz. nuts, or ¼ cup dry beans.

What are some examples of protein we can What are some examples of protein we can include in our diet?include in our diet?

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QUIZQUIZ1. What are the five colors included in the MyPyramid? And what do they represent?

2. What does the person climbing the stairs represent?

3. Why are some stripes wider than others?

4. On most days, how many minutes of physical activity is recommended?

5. Why is following the food guidelines important?

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