How you can eat a healthy diet!
In this packet, you will find many different tips on what foods to eat, how much of
each food you should have, quick tips on how to get the food groups in, and more!
What to know: a quick guide to making
MyPlate is an easy tool people can use to make healthier decisions.
MyPlate illustrates all five food groups in a place-setting image: fruits,
vegetables, protein, grains and dairy. You should get all five of these
groups in your diet every single day. So how much of each group do
Grains: 8 servings (1 oz. each)
Vegetables: 3 servings (1 cup each)
Fruits: 2 servings (1 cup each)
Dairy: 3 servings (1 cup each)
Protein: 6 servings (1 oz. each)
When looking at the list of all the foods you need to eat in a day, it
might seem impossible! Planning out your meals can really help when
it comes to a healthy diet
Here are a few tips that might help you get on the right track when
it comes to getting your food groups in.
Try to always eat breakfast. Start your day off with a piece of
whole-wheat toast and an apple or banana.
When it comes to lunch, try to have at least one fruit and one
vegetable. Make it colorful!
When snacking, try to stick to something without a lot of sugar.
Try celery with peanut butter or carrots with hummus. This will
keep you feeling energized throughout the afternoon.
At dinner, make sure to have at least one vegetable. Try to have a
glass of milk as well.
If you’re wanting a late night snack, try some yogurt with
What drinks count as sugary and why they aren’t
good for you!
Sugary drinks are the main source of calories in teen’s diets today.
With more and more children and teens preferring sugary beverages,
America’s obesity rates are going up. Sugary drinks contain tons of
sugar and calories, which lead to teens getting more calories from
drinks than they do from food.
When thinking about sugary drinks, the main drink that may pop in
your mind is pop. Pop is one of the worst culprits, but it is not the
only problem. There are many other sneaky drinks that you might
not have even thought about when thinking of sugary beverages.
The following drinks are considered high in sugar content:
Flavored or sweetened teas
Lemonade or Fruit punch
Many of these drinks are packed full of sugar and calories. In a world
where almost every drink has added sugar, what can you do to stay
away from it?
The following beverages are great alternatives to pop and other
Unsweetened iced tea
Low-fat or skim milk
Nutrition Facts Label:
An easy way to see what’s in
The Nutrition Facts Label is something you may have seen before. It contains
various important dietary information and is placed on every food in the grocery
store. Reading and understanding the label can help you make informed
decisions when it comes to healthy foods.
What are some main things you should look for?
It is best to look at the entire label, but when you’re in a hurry, you can only
look at a few items. Look at the sugars, the serving size, the total fat, and the
calories. These items will give you a snapshot into whether or not the food is
good for you. The new Nutrition Facts Label, shown right, is in it’s transition
period right now. It has a separate row for added sugars, which really helps
when you are looking to see how sugary a beverage might be.
If you are looking for nutrients, these are found at the bottom of the label. It
will show you how much of the vitamin you can receive in a single serving by
listing a percentage.
Overall, looking at the Nutrition Facts Label can help you make healthy choices.
It is a quick and easy way to be in control of what you eat!