The Food Pyramid
Berta, Sandra, Enrique and David
The food pyramid is a pyramid that tells you
the different types of foods you should include
in a typical diet.
The food is divided into groups and it is
recommended that you eat many different
The first level of the food pyramid is cereals,
grains, and derivatives (wheat, pasta, etc.)
You need 6 to 11 servings daily.
The second level (part 1) is the fresh fruit
You need 2 to 3 servings daily.
The second level (part 2) is the vegetable
You need 3 to 5 servings daily.
The third level (part 1) is the legume, meat,
fish, and egg group.
You need from 3 to 5 servings daily.
The third level (part 2) is the dairy product
You need from 2 to 3 servings daily.
At the top of the pyramid is the fats, oils, and
You should eat foods from this group in
This link will redirect you to a web page. Once
you are on the page, press the tiny box which
says “ Interactive Food Guide Pyramid”.
When you follow the food pyramid you are
But there are some unhealthy eating behaviors.
Anorexia is a very serious eating disorder.
It is a psychological disorder that may lead to
death, discovered in the 19th century.
Fear to be fat and desire to own a body image
of extreme thinness.
Lack of control over the food.
Intake of large amounts of food in a short
period of time, accompanied by compensatory
behaviors such as excessive consumption of
self induced vomiting or laxatives.
Seeking ideal weight with fear and irrational
diets to gain weight.
Excessive preoccupation with the physical
Feelings of guilt after the binge that leads them
to the self-induced vomiting and abuse of
Obesity is a physical problem.
There are many causes for obesity, for example,
eating too much or having metabolism
Treatments include exercise, proper diet
(follow the food pyramid), or gastric operation
in some cases.