Your Nutrition Needs

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It takes some work to ensure you have a balanced diet, but once you know the types of foods that are good for you, it becomes second nature. In the sixth of seven lessons about energy and nutrition, learners create a healthy eating plan using resources from the USDA. Note: The lesson was created before the USDA switched from MyPyramid to MyPlate, so you will need to update some of the resources in the activity to ensure it is up to date.

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Pros

  • Encourages healthy eating choices 
  • Supplemental reading selection is very engaging
  • Gives suggestions for portion sizes based on individual caloric intake needs
Cons

  • Refers to the food pyramid, which is outdated (currently, the USDA uses My Plate)