ERIC Number: ED424211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Food Guide Pyramid: A Resource for Nutrition Educators.
Shaw, Anne; Fulton, Lois; Davis, Carole; Hogbin, Myrtle
This booklet provides information to assist nutrition educators in helping their audiences use the Food Guide Pyramid to plan and prepare foods for a healthy diet. It reviews the objectives set in developing the Food Guide Pyramid and illustrates their impact on the application of the Food Guide Pyramid to planning menus. In particular, the booklet describes how to count up servings from the food groups for a day's diet (for different age groups), how mixed foods and recipe items contribute to food group servings, and how to adapt a single menu for individuals who have different calorie and nutrient needs or who have different ethnic diets. It also explains how to plan menus for several days and how to shop for nutritious food, pointing out problems and limitations encountered in planning the menus. The four appendixes offer (1) suggestions for determining the number of food group servings in recipes, (2) 23 recipes, (3) a variety of menu tables, and (4) food lists for 5 days' menus. The sample menus and recipes use popular foods that are readily available, moderately priced, and require only modest preparation time and skill. (SM)
Descriptors: Dietetics, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Foods Instruction, Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Recipes (Food)
USDA/CNPP, 1120 20th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. For pdf version on the Internet: http://www.usda.gov/cupp/using.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (USDA), Washington, DC. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.