The Food Pyramid    By: Anna Blanco
What is the Food Pyramid?O The food pyramid is a diagram showing the basics of a healthy and balanced diet.
What are the Parts of the Food          Pyramid? O There are 6 parts to the food pyramid.   O Grains   O Vegetables   O Fr...
GrainsO 6 ounces daily  Health Benefits     Keeps your heart healthy     Reduces the risk of certain cancers     Help r...
VegetablesO 2 and a half cups daily  Health Benefits     Provide essential vitamins, minerals and      dietary fibers    ...
FruitsO 2 cups daily  Health Benefits     Reduce the risk of heart diseases and other      diseases     Lowers blood pre...
OilsO There isn’t a certain amount of oils that are  needed daily, but it just needs to be limited.O Only certain oils are...
DairyO 3 cups daily  Health Benefits:     Improves bone health     Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes  Examples of dairy:  ...
Meat and BeansO 5 ½ ounces daily  Health Benefits:     Good source of protein     Good source of iron and vitamins  Exam...
Why is the Food Pyramid        Important?O It is used to teach individuals about a  healthy balanced diet.O It encourages ...
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The Food Pyramid

  1. 1. The Food Pyramid By: Anna Blanco
  2. 2. What is the Food Pyramid?O The food pyramid is a diagram showing the basics of a healthy and balanced diet.
  3. 3. What are the Parts of the Food Pyramid? O There are 6 parts to the food pyramid. O Grains O Vegetables O Fruits O Oils O Dairy O Meat and Beans
  4. 4. GrainsO 6 ounces daily Health Benefits  Keeps your heart healthy  Reduces the risk of certain cancers  Help regulate blood sugar levels Examples of Grains: o Pasta o Oatmeal o Cereal o Bread
  5. 5. VegetablesO 2 and a half cups daily Health Benefits  Provide essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers  They are rich in antioxidants, which help keep your body healthy Examples of Vegetables:  Carrots  Peas
  6. 6. FruitsO 2 cups daily Health Benefits  Reduce the risk of heart diseases and other diseases  Lowers blood pressure  Reduces risk of certain cancer Examples of Fruits:  Apple  Banana
  7. 7. OilsO There isn’t a certain amount of oils that are needed daily, but it just needs to be limited.O Only certain oils are good for youO Good Oils: O Grape seed Oil O Walnut Oil O Avocado OilO Bad Oils: O Palm oil O Cottonseed oil
  8. 8. DairyO 3 cups daily Health Benefits:  Improves bone health  Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes Examples of dairy:  Milk  Cheese  Yogurt
  9. 9. Meat and BeansO 5 ½ ounces daily Health Benefits:  Good source of protein  Good source of iron and vitamins Examples of Meat & Beans:  Steak  Black Beans
  10. 10. Why is the Food Pyramid Important?O It is used to teach individuals about a healthy balanced diet.O It encourages people of all ages to eat a healthy and balanced diet

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