Eat Right, Exercise, and Have a Healthy Life!

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This is a Girl Scout Gold Award project done by me, Neha Patil. Through this project I am trying to raise awareness about eating healthy and exercise. Please watch, enjoy, and share! Thank you :)

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Eat Right, Exercise, and Have a Healthy Life!

  1. 1. Eat Right, Exercise, and Have a Healthy Life! By : Neha Patil
  2. 2. What does being healthy mean?  To be healthy means that you:  1. Eat healthy food like fruits and vegetables  2. Drink plenty of water each day  3. Make healthier choices; apples instead of fats  4. Turn off the T.V. and computer and get active
  3. 3. Not only when your sick  People believe that they are healthy when they are not sick. This is not true. You can be unhealthy and not sick.
  4. 4. What to eat? To be healthy you should eat: 1. Grains/bread 2. Fruits/Vegetables 3. Chicken and Fish/Beans/Meat 4. Dairy
  5. 5. Here are some tips for what to eat:  Eat many different colors of fruits and vegetables (5-8 fistfuls of fruit)  1 cup is around the size of a baseball (or 2 fists)  1 ounce is about the size of your fist
  6. 6. What you plate should look like:
  7. 7. The Food Pyramid • This is the food pyramid. • It shows what you should eat in one day.
  8. 8. Grains  Eat about 3-5 ounces of grains in one day.  Remember : one ounce is about the size of your fist
  9. 9. Grains The serving size of grain are: 1 slice of bread - a CD -Try to choose wheat bread instead of white 1 cup of cereal – a fist or tennis ball ½ cup of pasta – a rounded handful
  10. 10. Protein-Meat, Beans, Fish and Nuts Eat around 3 ounces of meat/beans/ fish or nuts in a day. Remember 1 ounce is size of a fist.
  11. 11. Protein and Meats 1 serving of protein: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter – a Ping Pong ball 3 ounces of fish/meat – size of palm 1 cup of beans – base ball or 2 fist size
  12. 12. Fruits  You should eat 2-3 cups of fruits a day.
  13. 13. Fruits • ¼ cup of raisins – a golf ball size 1 serving size of fruits is: • 1 cup of cut up fruit – fist or tennis ball size
  14. 14. Vegetables  You should eat 2 cups of vegetables.
  15. 15. Vegetables  1 serving size of vegetables is: 1 cup of green salad – size of fist or tennis ball 1 cup of broccoli – baseball
  16. 16. Milk and Dairy products  You should drink/eat 2 cups of dairy each day  1 cup of dairy is equal to:  Yogurt size 1 baseball  2 eggs  2 slices of cheese
  17. 17. Milk and Dairy products  1 serving size of dairy products is: 1 ounce of cheese – size of thumb 1 cup of ice cream – size of tennis ball
  18. 18. What should you be drinking?  To be healthy you need to drink:  Milk- 2 glasses of milk each day to strengthen your bones  Fruit juice- pure fruit juice; no sugar  Water – 8 glasses of water daily to stay hydrated throughout the day  You should not drink soda which contains too much sugar and caffeine for your body
  19. 19. Exercise  Being active is also very important to staying healthy. You should exercise between 30 minutes – 1hour daily.  It could mean that you go outside to play your favorite game with friends  Or go the park/ ride your bike  Do some of the following stretches!
  20. 20. Stretching Time!  1. Kneel with both feet pressed together and knees apart. Have the arms along the body with palms facing up. While keeping back straight, bend over slowly and try to touch your forehead to the ground. Hold for 10 seconds.  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkVbpCHLQLc
  21. 21. Bad Eating Habits can lead to…  What can happen to you in the future if you do not eat well:  Obesity –People become fat, get sick  Diabetes  Blood pressure  Heart problem
  22. 22. Thank you!  That’s it! Thank you for all of your time I hope you all had fun and remember: Eat Right, Excerise, and Have a Healthy Life!
  23. 23. Sources  This information was provided by KidsHealth®, visit KidsHealth.org or TeensHealth.org. © 1995- 2013 . The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth®. All rights reserved.  http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthy/portions_kit/s erving_size.pdf  Pictures provided by Google images http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi  My food plate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/  My food pyramid http://foodpyramidforkids.org/

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