The Importance of Eating Nutritious Foods By: Stephanie Hall
Eating Nutritious FoodsHave you ever stopped to think, I mean really think about thenutritious foods you eat daily?
Nutritious Foods• Physical health is good • More active less tired • Weight is controlled • Mental ability is aler t • Quick thinking• Mind remembers more things
Health Problems and Issues• Hig h Blo od Pre ssu re• Bre athi ng Diffi cult ies• Car diov asc
Society StatisticsO Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011, estimated one out of five children are either overweight or have become obese.O One-third of America’s children are at risk of becoming overweight or obese.
Statistical ResearchO In 2011 the United States Department of Agriculture collected data proving three-quarters of Americans need to change their diet.O According to the 2010 National Dairy Council adolescents between 9th and 12th grades only consume three servings of milk daily.O One-fifth of students between 9th and 12th grades eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.O Only two percent of school age students eat the recommended number of servings daily from all food groups.
Making Nutritious Changes O Eat three nutritious balanced meals each day from each basic food group. O Foods need to be nutrient-rich in vitamins, minerals, having few calories. O Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. O Daily physical exercise.
Making Dietary ChangesO Eating nutritious foods are essential to one’s physical heath and cognitive ability.O It is important that you understand how to change your eating habits and begin eating nutritious foods.
Nutritious Diet GuidelinesO Education about amounts of calorie intake, carbohydrates, sugars, and fats.O Select foods from each basic food groups.O Appropriate daily consumption of water.
ConclusionO A healthy diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle.O Nutritious foods come from all basic food groups.O Daily physical exercise is essential.O Negative health problems or issues are less likely to occur.O Remember, everyday ask yourself am I eating nutritious food and are my dietary choices good ones?