Nutrition You are what you eat!
The Old Pyramid…
The NEW Pyramid
Six Classes of Essential Nutrients <ul><li>Carbohydrates </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins </li></ul><ul><li>Fats </li></ul><ul><...
Carbohydrates <ul><li>A chemical that is made up of one or more sugars chained together </li></ul><ul><li>Two kinds: sugar...
 
Proteins <ul><li>Nutrients that help build and heal body tissue as well as build muscle </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of small...
 
Fats <ul><li>Fats are energy-storage nutrients that help to store some vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies need very small a...
 
Vitamins <ul><li>Organic compounds that control body functions </li></ul><ul><li>Helps your body use energy </li></ul><ul>...
 
Minerals <ul><li>Elements that are necessary for good health </li></ul><ul><li>You only need very small amounts </li></ul>...
 
Water <ul><li>Made of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Body needs water to perform many functions ...
 
 
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  1. 1. Nutrition You are what you eat!
  2. 2. The Old Pyramid…
  3. 3. The NEW Pyramid
  4. 4. Six Classes of Essential Nutrients <ul><li>Carbohydrates </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins </li></ul><ul><li>Fats </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul>
  5. 5. Carbohydrates <ul><li>A chemical that is made up of one or more sugars chained together </li></ul><ul><li>Two kinds: sugars and starches </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar found in foods like sugar, honey, fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Starches found in foods like rice, bread, pasta, cereal </li></ul><ul><li>Some starches have fiber in them </li></ul>
  6. 7. Proteins <ul><li>Nutrients that help build and heal body tissue as well as build muscle </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of smaller parts called amino acids- think of them as building blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Foods that have protein are chicken, fish, pork, beef, beans, nuts, tofu, cheese, eggs, and soy </li></ul>
  7. 9. Fats <ul><li>Fats are energy-storage nutrients that help to store some vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies need very small amounts of fat to stay healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Help your body produce hormones </li></ul><ul><li>Solid fats can be found in butter, sour cream, and cream cheese </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid fats are found in cooking oil and salad dressings </li></ul>
  8. 11. Vitamins <ul><li>Organic compounds that control body functions </li></ul><ul><li>Helps your body use energy </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all foods contain vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins include things like Vitamins A, B, C, and D </li></ul>
  9. 13. Minerals <ul><li>Elements that are necessary for good health </li></ul><ul><li>You only need very small amounts </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals include calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, and many others </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals can be found in most foods and drinks </li></ul>
  10. 15. Water <ul><li>Made of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Body needs water to perform many functions </li></ul><ul><li>Functions include digestion, waste, temperature regulation by sweat, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Need 8-10 cups a day!!! </li></ul>

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