Dietary guidelines

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  • Monitor food and beverage intake, physical activity and body weight.Reduce portion size. When eating out, make better choices.Limit screen time.
  • 4,000 mg = about 1 tsp.
  • Choose seafood products in place of some meat/poultry. (At least 8 oz. per week for teens and adults.)
  • Dietary guidelines

    1. 1. The Dietary GuidelinesRevised Every 5 Years
    2. 2. The Dietary Guidelines1. Eat Nutrient Dense Foods• What does “Nutrient Dense” mean?• Foods that have a lot of vitamins, minerals or otherimportant nutrients and few calories are considerednutrient dense.• Choosing foods that are nutrient dense are better for youroverall health.Which is more Nutrient Dense?Spinach CandyOR
    3. 3. 2. Balance Calories to Manage Weight• Control total calorie intake to manage body weight.• Increase physical activity and reduce “screen time”.Intake Output
    4. 4. 3. Reduce sodium, fats and added sugars, refined grainsand alcohol.• Reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day• That’s only about ½ tsp.!• Too much sodium increase the risk of high blood pressure• Sodium is usually added to processed foods, beveragesand diet drinks
    5. 5. 4. Increase vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, milk, seafood and use oils in place of solidfats.• Choose 8 oz. of seafood products in the place of somemeat and poultry per week.
    6. 6. 5. Build healthy eating patterns that meetnutritional needs over time at an appropriatecalorie level.• Building healthy habits NOW will affect you LATER!
    7. 7. 6. Include physical exercise as part of healthy eatingpatterns.• 6-17 year olds should be active at least 60 minutes ormore each day

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