Real food and you

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Real Food and You is an effective teaching tool for youths on Real Food vs. Edible Food Like Substance and how to make the appropriate food choices.

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  • Substance: A particular kind of matter with uniform properties [material, matter or stuff]
    Boxed Cereals – vitamin enriched cereals
  • Real food and you

    1. 1. What you need to keep you healthy
    2. 2. What is Food? Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth. Key Word “Nutritious” or Nourishing Promotes life and growth Encourages life and growth Supports life and growth Maintains life and growth
    3. 3. What is Food Like Substance? Smells like food, taste like food, look like food, but it’s not REAL FOOD. Food Science – Food created by scientist. Comes in box [cereal, hamburger helper, macaroni and cheese and stove top stuffer] Comes frozen [White Castle Burgers, Hot Pockets, Frozen Pizza, Eggo Waffles and microwaveable dinners] Highly processed foods that contain chemicals and additives that prolong shelf life.
    4. 4. What is Whole Foods Food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances
    5. 5. Current Food Pyramid
    6. 6. Food Groups You need each of the 6 food groups every day for best nutrition The groups are Whole Grains Vegetables Fruits Milk and cheese Oils Meat and beans
    7. 7. Fighting Fat and Obesity Food Plate
    8. 8. Macronutrients and Micronutrients Macronutrients Micronutrients They are Essential. Provide calories for energy. Nutrient substances needed for growth, metabolism and for other body functions. Carbs Protein Fat They are Essential but in small amounts Enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for growth and development. Iron Sodium Magnesium Zinc
    9. 9. Eat healthy to stay healthy Limit food like substances Limit soda’s and other artificial flavored drinks Eat lots of veggies and fruit Drink lots of water EXERCISE every day Now you’re on your way!
    10. 10. Eat healthy to stay healthy Limit food like substances Limit soda’s and other artificial flavored drinks Eat lots of veggies and fruit Drink lots of water EXERCISE every day Now you’re on your way!

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