This is intended for Health/PhyEd for grades 6-8th
Click on screen for Marilyn Manson food pyramid music video
We will be using this site for an assignment pertaining to this lesson Go through tutorial on how to set up account and how to use the food tracker
Ask for 6 volunteers (or more) to come up and demonstrate the cha cha slideTell students to stand up and encourage them to do the cha cha slideWhen video is done thank students and have them sit down back at their seats
Grains<br /><ul><li>Eat 6-11 servings of grain per day
Grains are divided into 2 subgroups</li></ul> Whole grains such as:<br /> Whole wheat Brown rice<br /> Oatmeal Bulgur<br /> Whole cornmeal<br /> Refined grains such as:<br /> White flour White bread<br /> White rice <br />Degermed cornmeal<br /><ul><li>Try to make at least half your grains whole grains instead of refined.</li></li></ul><li>Fruits<br /><ul><li> Eat 2-3 servings of fruit per day
Other options:</li></ul> Frozen<br /> Dried<br /> Canned<br /> 100% fruit juices<br /><ul><li>Types of fruit:</li></ul>Oranges Apples<br />Grapes Pears<br />Peaches Kiwi<br />Watermelon Bananas<br />Lemons/Limes Berries<br />Mangos and more!!!<br />Even Kitty’s love fruit!<br />Fruit snacks are not fruit..<br /> but bananas are!!<br />
Vegetables<br /><ul><li>Eat 2-3 servings of Vegetables per day
There are 5 subgroups of vegetables</li></ul>Dark green Vegetables Any dark green vegetable<br />Orange Vegetables<br /> Yup.. they’re the orange ones<br />Beans and Peas<br /> Pretty self explanatory<br />Starchy vegetables<br /> Corn.. Potatoes<br />Other..<br /> Cucumbers.. Onions..Tomatoes<br /><ul><li>Again.. FRESH IS BEST!!!</li></li></ul><li>Meats & Beans<br /><ul><li> Eat 2-3 servings of meat per day
Most meat and poultry choices should be lean or low-fat.
Fish, nuts, and seeds contain healthy oils, so choose these foods frequently instead of meat or poultry.
There are 6 sub groups:</li></ul>Meat <br />Poultry<br />Fish<br />Eggs <br />Nuts & Seeds<br />Beans and Peas.. counts as a veggie or a meat <br />Eat it don’t wear it!!<br />
There are 4 subgroups</li></ul>Milk <br /> Cheese<br />Yogurt <br />Milk based Desserts<br /><ul><li>Choose fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese</li></li></ul><li>It’s For Your Health<br />Physical Fitness<br />
The how’s and Why’s<br />Fitness is important for physical and mental health. <br />You need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day to stay healthy. <br />Exercise has great benefits for you (besides making you super fly ;) <br />It can:<br />Reduce anxiety, stress, and depression<br />Improve self-esteem<br />Boost your grades<br />Who doesn’t want that??<br />
Make it SAFE!!<br />Understand the risks but be confident that physical activity is safe for almost everyone. <br />Choose to do activities that are appropriate for your fitness level and health goals. Remember some activities are safer than others. <br />Increase your activity gradually over time. Inactive people should “start low and go slow” by gradually increasing how often and how long activities are done. <br />Protect yourself by using appropriate gear and sports equipment, look for safe environments, follow rules and policies, and making good choices about when, where, and how to be active. <br />If you have chronic conditions and symptoms you should first consult your doctor about the type and amount of activity that is appropriate. <br />
And your assignment is…….<br />Track all of your food and physical activity for 1 weekusing the website below:<br />http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/<br />Watch tutorial <br />Register as new user<br />Enter all food and beverages you eat and any physical activity you do for this week<br />Write 1-2 pages detailing what you discovered about your current diet and exercise habits, the steps you can take to improve your diet and exercise habits and the possible health benefits and/or risks <br />Print your daily logs and turn in with your paper. <br />