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    • RAEES MOHAMMED SCOTT GREENBERG NORWOOD ELEMENTARY Introduction to Diet and Nutrition
    • What is Nutrition?
      • Nutrition:
        • Materials and food necessary to support life and growth
        • Examples: vitamins and minerals found in fruit
    • Nutrition
      • As your body grows, it is important to take care of it by eating nutritious food with the proper amount of servings.
    • Definition of Diet
      • Diet:
        • Sum of food consumed by an organism or group
        • What you eat everyday!
    • Why is it important to eat healthy?
      • Best way to live a healthy life is to eat a balanced diety
      • To provide nutrients that your body needs to function
      • To give you more energy and alertness throughout the day
      • To prevents future disease and sickness
        • Diabetes, obesity and cancer
    • Basic Nutrition
      • Food pyramid
        • Recommendation of what to eat based on dietary guidelines
      • Food pyramid breakdown
        • Fats
        • Dairy
        • Meat
        • Fruits & Vegetables
        • Grains
    • Grain Group
      • Cereals, breads, crackers and rice
      • Supplies energy through carbohydrates
      • 6-11 servings daily
      • How can you get the right amount of grains?
        • Bread in sandwiches
        • Cereal and oatmeal during breakfast
        • Rice with dinner
    • Fruit and Vegetable Group
      • Fruits & Vegetables
        • Packed with vitamins
        • Low in energy
        • Great source of minerals
        • Common fruit: apples, peaches, bananas
        • Common vegetables: broccoli, carrots and corn
        • 3-5 Servings per day
        • Eat as a snack!
    • Dairy Group
      • Important sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals
      • Rich in calcium
        • Important for teeth and bones
      • Milk, yogurt, cheese
      • High in Fat
      • Good sources if vitamins A and D
    • Why do you need calcium?
      • Essential nutrient for children to help grow strong bones
      • Reduces the risk of bone disease when older
      • Increase amount of calcium by drinking milk!
    • Meat
      • Primary source of protein in the diet
        • Protein provides body with dietary energy needed for growth and repair
      • Meat, poultry (chicken), fish, eggs and nuts
      • 2-3 servings per day
    • Good Protein
      • Eating foods with little fat and high protein can help with the following:
        • Healthy heart
        • Keeping a low cholesterol level
        • Reduce risk of heart disease when you are older
    • Drinks
    • Soda vs. Juice
      • Soda contains high levels of caffeine and sugar
        • Caffeine is a stimulant
        • Increases blood pressure
      • Juices
        • Contain nutrients and vitamins
        • Need to drink in moderation
          • Too much juice can have negative effect because of high sugar content
    • Water
      • Vital component of our diets
      • Makes up 50-70 percent of our body
      • Need it for growth and body maintenance
    • How you can eat healthier
      • Eat regular meals
        • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
        • Keeps body filled with fuel to get through the day
      • Eat a variety of foods
        • Fruits and vegetables
        • Try to eat more apples and grapes and less cookies and chips
      • Cut down on high fat and sugar
        • Drink water or juice instead of soda