nutrient requirements as represented on the food pyramid.
SELECTING APPROPRIATE FOODS FOR A BALANCED DIET. . .
Nutrient needs change as you grow. THE FIVE FOOD GROUP PYRAMID Meat(poultry), fish Fruit Fats, oils and sweets Milk, cheese Vegetables Bread, cereal 6-11 servings 2-4 servings 3-5 servings 2-3 servings 2-4 servings use little
NUTRIENTS are used by the body for energy, growth, repair and cellular needs. Nutrient Function FATS Provide the body with a stored form of energy, warmth and insulation for body organs.
CARBOHYDRATES Provide the body with an immediate source of energy. PROTEIN Helps the body grow, makes muscles strong and repairs body tissues.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS Help to release energy and help the body perform many functions including: fighting infections and making strong bones and teeth.
Using the information from the food pyramids and the following nutrient abbreviations, complete the following chart. F=fat C=carbohydrates P=protein VM=vitamins and minerals
Pyramid Group Write the chart in your journal C, VM Fruit VM Vegetable C, VM Bread, cereal F, P, VM Meat, poultry F, P Milk P, F, VM Meat Food Nutrient Pork chop Orange Carrot Wheat Bread Chicken Cheese Peanut Butter P, F, VM Meat