Class Summary - Today, students acted as interns in a nutritionist office. They had an average client and went to choosemyplate.org to type in their height, weight, sex and activity level to see the recommended amount of each food group that they are to eat per day. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/resources/MyPlatePlan Next, students used food cutouts to show what a days worth of meals using those portion sizes would look like. We then spent a couple minutes talking about the food group rules which students will be quizzed on Tomorrow. Today we talked about the food groups rules. We discussed that the USDA created rules for each food group so that we get the nutrient dense foods in each group most of the time. We discussed the grains group. The key rule for the grains group is to make half of your grains whole. We also talked about the vegetable group. The key rule for the vegetable group is to vary your veggies. This means to eat a variety of vegetables from all of the 5 different categories. The rule for the fruit group is to 'focus on fruit'. This means that we want to limit the amount of fruit juice we drink (even if it is 100% fruit juice) and eat the whole fruit. finished up talking about food group rules as we discussed the milk group. The rule for the milk group is to eat 'low fat and calcium rich' milk products. This means products that are made with skim or 1% milk. Flavored milks add calories to our 'extra calorie count'. In general, white cheese is lower fat than yellow cheese. The rule for the meat and beans group is to 'go lean with protein'. We want to choose lean options like lean cuts of meat and nuts and seeds. The oils rule is to 'limit' the amount of added oils we eat. Most of our oils should come from the foods we eat that follow the rules from the other food groups. Finally, students used their own numbers to make a meal for themselves using USDA my plate requirements. Students will get time in class to work on this tomorrow after the quiz.
Homework - Study for food group rules quiz, USDA Choose My Plate Plans Due Thursday
Objectives - Students will create a set of meals using USDA food group recommendations (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will consult reliable websites for nutritional information (Standard 2 Accessing Information) Students will list the food group rules created by the USDA for healthy eating (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will select a set of foods that follows the rules created by the USDA For healthy eating (Standard 1 Core COncepts) Students will consult reliable websites for nutritional information (Accessing Information)