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Nutrition In Your Food

Activity 5: Healthy Eating

The Eating Too Much BLAH
Hold on there, buddy! Don't eat up the whole world!

Tasty Thoughts
You can get a variety of nutrients by eating a variety of foods from the different food groups. Try to limit the amount of junk food you eat because it doesn't have many nutrients that help your body grow. Also, make sure you're eating the right amount of food for you. You don't want too much of a good thing but you also don't want to starve yourself.

Below is a chart of nutritious food categories and the recommended servings of those foods.

Food Recommended Serving How Much Is That?
Protein Chicken Breast (2-3 oz.) About the size of a deck of cards
Vegetables Cup of spinach, four leaves of lettuce, and 5-6 baby carrots (1 cup) About the size of a baseball
Fruit Apple (about 1 cup) About the size of a light bulb
Dairy 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 2 oz. of cheese About the size of a domino
Grain Slice of bread or cup of pasta About the size of half a tennis ball

Protein Examples: fish, meat, chicken, eggs, soybeans
Vegetable Examples: carrots, green beans, broccoli, spinach, lettuce
Fruit Examples: apples, pears, oranges, peaches
Dairy Examples: milk, cheese, yogurt
Grain Examples: whole wheat bread, brown rice, pasta

Now print out this page and compare this to what you've eaten today and what you ate yesterday. Does it look anything like what's on the chart from above?

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Food What Did I Eat Today?

Food What Did I Eat Yesterday?

Plan some healthy food to eat tomorrow and in the future! And along with healthy eating, be sure to keep an active life and exercise.

For more nutritious activities, be sure to check out...
My Pyramid for Kids


Nutrition Exploration for Kids, Parents and Teachers

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