Home and Garden Bulletin, Issue 251

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Page 1 - Eat foods with adequate starch and fiber Avoid too much sugar Avoid too much sodium If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation Eat a variety of foods Maintain healthy weight Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol...
Page 16 - Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, & Nuts Group 2-3 SERVINGS Vegetable Group 3-5 SERVINGS Fruit Group 2-4 SERVINGS Bread, Cereal, Rice, & Pasta Group 6-11 SERVINGS...
Page 17 - A Closer Look at Fat and Added Sugars The small tip of the Pyramid shows fats, oils, and sweets. These are foods such as salad dressings, cream, butter, margarine, sugars, soft drinks, candies, and sweet desserts. Alcoholic beverages are also part of this ĦJK8j*./t\ group. These foods provide KL.* calories but few vitamins and minerals.
Page 17 - Alcoholic beverages are also part of this group. These foods provide calories but few vitamins and minerals. Most people should go easy on foods from this group. Some fat or sugar symbols are shown in the other food groups. That's to remind you that some foods in these groups can also be high in fat and added sugars, such as cheese or ice cream from the milk group, or french fries from the vegetable group. When choosing foods for a healthful diet, consider the fat and added sugars in your choices...
Page 16 - Sugars and added) (added) These symbols show that fat and added sugars come mostly from fats, oils, and sweets. but can be part of or added to foods from the other food groups as well.
Page 67 - Reduce added margarine by half 1/2 2 20 Food Facts for Older Adults Want More Information??? For assistance in answering your questions about nutrition and health, contact the following organizations. If they cannot answer your questions directly, they will refer you to someone who can. Administration on Aging 330 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 619-0724 US Government agency that provides information on health and aging programs, offered through State and area agencies on aging....
Page 5 - ... 2.17 Increase to at least 90 percent the proportion of school lunch and breakfast services and child care food services with menus that are consistent with the nutrition principles in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Baseline: 1 percent of schools offered lunches that provided an average of 30 percent or less of calories from total fat, and less than 1 percent offered lunches that provided an average of less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat based on the 1992 School Nutrition...
Page 4 - The way diet affects blood cholesterol varies among individuals. However, blood cholesterol does increase in most people when they eat a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol and excessive in calories. Of these, dietary saturated fat has the greatest effect; dietary cholesterol has less.
Page 8 - Sodium occurs naturally in most foods. It is also added to many foods and beverages, usually as salt. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,000 milligrams of sodium. The body needs sodium to maintain normal blood volume and for the nerves and muscles. But, populations with diets high in salt have more high blood pressure, a condition that increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. People with high blood pressure are usually advised to restrict their salt and sodium. It is also...
Page 17 - Nuts 21/2 to 3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish Count 1/2 cup of cooked beans, or 1 egg, or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter as 1 ounce of lean meat (about 1/3 serving...

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