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Who decides what Americans should eat?
USDA
Why eat a variety of foods?
to get the energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber you need for good health
What should you balance your food with?
physical activity
What is a food pyramid?
An outline of what to eat each day to remain healthful
What are the six pieces of the pyramid?
1. fats & oils & sweets 2. milk, yogurt & cheese 3. meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs 4. vegetable 5.fruit 6. bread, cereal, rice & pasta
How much should you eat of the fat, oil & sweets
eat sparingly
How much should you eat of the milk group
2-3 servings
How many vegetables should you eat
3-5 servings
How much of the fruit group?
2-4 servings
Ho much of the bread, cereal, rice & pasta should you eat?
6-11 servings
How many calories is a baked potato?
How much fat?
120
trace
How many calories in 14 french fries?
How much fat?
225
11 grams
Name three different ways to count a serving of vegetables
1. 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables
2. 1/2 cup of other vegetables, cooked or chopped raw 3. 3/4 cup of vegetable juice
Name three ways to count a serving of the meat group
1. 1 egg
2. 2 oz of sliced turkey
3. cooked lean hamburger
What counts as a serving of milk (3 ways)
1. 1 cup of milk or yogurt
2. 1 1/2 ounce of natural cheese
3. 2 ounces of process cheese

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