2a. EXAMPLES, # OF SERVINGS AND SERVING SIZE OF EACH FOOD GROUP
"Using the MyPlate food guide***, give five examples for EACH of the following food groups, the recommended number of daily servings, and the recommended serving size: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Proteins and Dairy."
- The goal of this requirement is:
- for you to learn how much of each food group YOU need in a day,
- for you to become familiar with what foods fall into what group and
- for you to have a good idea what an appropriate amount of that food looks like.
- Keep in mind, that they have not updated the language for this requirement and MyPlate doesn't say things in quite the same way. They don't really talk serving sizes on MyPlate, they just tell you how many cups or ounces you should have in a day and how much of different foods count as a cup or half cup. As long as you accomplish the goals don't worry about how the requirement is worded.
- I've been told that MyPlate is not that user friendly, but it DOES have the information you need. But there is the wording difference and they don't make it easy. If you want to learn to navigate their craziness:
- Go to MyPlate.
- In the upper left corner click on the "MyPlate" tab and a drop down menu of food groups will appear. Pick the one you need.
- On that page you'll see a menu on the left, and you'll want both "How Much is Needed?" and "What counts as a cup?"
- For each of those you'll need to then click on the "See the chart" link .
- OR, I've also put the links in below. Click on the heading for some basic information about each group or on the subject below it for more detailed information. The ones most relevant to this requirement are listed at the top of each section.
Kid-Friendly Suggestions for Fruits and Vegetables
Make Half Your Grains Whole
Tips for Purchasing and Storing Whole Grain
Variety is Key
Eat Seafood Twice a Week
2b LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF FAT AND SUGAR
"Explain why you should limit your intake of oils and sugars."
What are empty calories?
How do I Count Empty Calories
Chart: Serving Sizes (sort of)
What Counts as Added Sugar?
Tips to Reduce Sugar Intake
10 Healthy Tips for Teen Girls
Be a Healthy Role Model for Children
Cutting Back on Salt
Enjoy Your Food But Eat Less
Better Beverage Choices
Healthier Holiday Choices
Healthier Meals from the School Cafeteria
Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle: 10 tips for Combining Good Nutrition and Physical Activity
10 Tips to be a More Active Family
Be An Active Adult
Enjoy Food from Many Cultures
10 Tips for Men's Health
10 Tips for Women's Health
434 SuperTracker tips for each of the 5 food groups (Tweet size)
Healthy Tips for Eating Out
Eating Better on a Budget
10 Tips to Save More at the Grocery Store
HEADING TO COLLEGE
10 Tips for being Choosy in the Dining Hall
Healthy Mini Fridge Choices
10 Tips to Stay Fit on Campus