Making wise choices for eating

The foods we eat can be grouped:

  1. Bread, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles.
  2. Vegetables and legumes
  3. Fruit
  4. Milk, yogurt, cheese and other alternatives
  5. Lean meat, fish, poultry, egg, nuts and seeds
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Bread
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Vegetables
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meat
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Cereal
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legumes
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fish
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Rice
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fruits
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eggs
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Pasta
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milk, cheese, yogurt, butter
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nuts and seeds

Worksheets

Worksheet: What I eat

Healthy Foods Worksheet

CREATING A BALANCED DIET FOR A MEAL

A healthy meal builds a healthy lifestyle. Here are some things you should do to make sure your meals are healthy.

  1. Half your plate should have veggies and fruits.
  2. Include whole grain.
  3. Include dairy.
  4. Eat lean meats.
  5. Avoid eating heavy gravies and sauces.
  6. Eat naturally sweet desserts.

FOOD PREPARATION FOR MEALS

Food must be prepared in a safe and clean environment. Here are some important things to remember when preparing food.

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  1. Do not eat too much packaged or processed foods. they increase your intake of salt, sugar, and fats.
  2. You can make use of herbs and spices rather than salts.
  3. Do not overcook food. Cook food in a little water for a short period of time.
  4. Use healthy cooking methods such as broiling, grilling and roasting.

Make wise choices!

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