PS 42X KINDERGARTEN NEWS LETTER
EAT HEALTHY! GROW STRONG!!! What type of foods do you see in the pyramid
LEARNING ABOUT FOOD IS FUN FOOD IS FUN and learning about food is fun. It is healthy to eat food from the Food Guide Pyramid
What foods are in each group of the Pyramid. GRAIN GROUP
Included in the grain group are bread, rice or pasta, cooked cereal and ready to eat cereal
Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the vegetable group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cutup, or mashed.
FRUIT GROUP Fruit group includes any piece of fruits, melon, orange juice, canned fruit, and Dried fruit
MILK GROUP Examples are milk, yogurt, and cheese MEAT GROUP
What I learned 2 to 3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish, dry beans or egg.
When you eat healthy
Eating healthy is probably • You will meet your daily the easiest and most nutritional needs. Your important way in which daily food intake should you can keep active and include some amounts of protect yourself from the grain, fruit, vegetables, many diseases that are (or other dairyhas 8.milk W hich vegetable a negative effect on calorie consumption, now common as we grow products), beans, i.e. oils, it takes more calories toand digest it than we get older, including heart protein. it? disease andfrom diabetes. (a) Carrot • You will enjoy life more (b) Celery By eating healthy you are and have more energy to (c) Turnip boosting your face the tasks before you. (d)energy Broccoli levels, improving your Healthy eating can 10. bodily functions, and reduce your stress levels. helping to improve your vegetable are not as good as 11. Frozen • You will sleep better and immune. fresh vegetable? be more rested when you True or False By eating a healthy diet wake up. and combining this with • If you are currently exercise you could end overweight, you will be up leading a longer and able to lose that weight more vibrant life. more easily - and maintain it long term!
12. Soaking potatoes and carrots in water overnight is bad for them? True or False
Just a minute Quiz
A balanced diet is one
that includes: (a) Equal amounts of carbohydrate + fat (b) No animal products (c) All six essential nutrients (d) More vegetable than fruit
2. (a) (b) (c) (d)
3. (a) (b) (c) (d)
Fruit and vegetable should be eaten: Once or twice a day No more than 3 times a week At least 4 times a day At least 6 times a day Fruit and vegetable are rich sources of: Vitamins Proteins Fats All of the above
vegetables are essential to a healthy, varied diet because: (a) They contain antioxidant vitamins - A, C & E (b) Contain only B vitamins (c) Good source of cellulose (d) Good source of complete protein
W hich of these cooking methods are most unhealthy? (You can have more than one answer) (a) Pan Frying (b) Boiling (c) Baking (d) Grilling (e) Steaming (f) Deep Fat Frying
According to recommendations, how many servings of bread, cereals and potatoes should we have each day? (a) Very small amounts (b) 2 portions (c) 3 portions (d) 4+ portions Christmas 2004 ● Volume 1, Issue 1 ● Your Family’s Name ● (242) 555-0193