MyPlate - Focus on Fruits

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MyPlate - Focus on Fruits

  1. 1. FOCUS ON FRUITSThe MyPlate Fruit GroupJulie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., Food and Nutrition SpecialistStacy Wang, R.D., L.R.D., Extension Associate
  2. 2. Fantastic Fruit Fiber Phytochemicals Vitamins Minerals FruitNDSU Extension Service
  3. 3. MyPlateRecommendations depend on: ActivityAge Gender level NDSU Extension Service
  4. 4. Servings Are Measured In Cups What counts as a cup?1 large banana 8 large(8 to 9 inches) strawberries 1 small apple (2.5 inches)NDSU Extension Service
  5. 5. Tips to Help Meet Daily Recommendation Buy Try precut Keep a bowl of fresh, dried, frozen whole fruit on the or canned fruits so packages of table for easy reach you always have fruit (without some on hand added sugar)NDSU Extension Service
  6. 6. On-the-go Ideas Dried Whole fruit fruit 100% Healthy frozen fruit juice snacks barsNDSU Extension Service
  7. 7. Add More Fruit to Your Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner • Top cereal • Choose • Add fruit with fruit fruit to salads • Drink options at and dishes 100% fruit restaurants juice • Pack fruit in lunchNDSU Extension Service
  8. 8. Make Fruit Fun! Allow children to pick fruit Offer dried fruits and 100% juice Decorate plates with fruit slices Serve fruit with a low-fat or fat-free yogurt dip Make a fruit and yogurt smoothieNDSU Extension Service
  9. 9. Daily Recommendations Children 2 to 3 years old 1 cup 4 to 8 years old 1 to 1½ cups Girls 9 to 13 years old 1½ cups 14 to 18 years old 1½ cups Boys 9 to 13 years old 1½ cups 14 to 18 years old 2 cups * For those who get less than 30 minutes of physical activityNDSU Extension Service
  10. 10. Daily Recommendations Women 19 to 30 years old 2 cups 31 to 50 years old 1½ cups 51 + years old 1½ cups Men 19 to 30 years old 2 cups 31 to 50 years old 2 cups 51 + years old 2 cups * For those who get less than 30 minutes of physical activityNDSU Extension Service
  11. 11. Want More Information? Visit www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to personalize your food plan Check out www.ndsu.edu/eatsmart for nutrition, food safety and health informationDecember 2012

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