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Title: Choosing Healthy Snacks: Snack Ideas from the Food Guide Pyramid
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Warren, Glenda L.
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2000
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "Publication date: November 2000. First published: September, 1997."
General Note: "FCS 1060"
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Adapted from the third edition (1995) of Eating Right is Basic, developed by Michigan State University Extension. Adapted fo r use in Florida by Glenda L. Warren, M.S., R.D., CFCS, Associate Professor, Eextension NutritionistEFNEP, Department of Family, Youth and Community Scie nces, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesv ille, Florida 326110310. Publication date: November 2000. First published: September, 1997. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide resea rch, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or nat ional origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / Christine Taylor Wadd ill, D ean. FCS 1060Choosing Healthy Snacks Snack Ideas from the Food Guide PyramidChoose snacks that help you get the suggested number of servings from each major food group. Most people need to choose more fruits and vegetables! What about you?Bread, Cereal, Rice, & Pasta Group Fruit Groupbread sticks apple wedges cereal, hot or cold banana or pineapple chunks cornbread berries crackers dried fruits (apricots, raisins or other fruit) graham crackers frozen fruit juice bar muffin fruit salad pita bread wedges grapes or cherries plain popcorn juice rolls mango or melon wedges tortilla nectarine or p each slices whole grain bread or toast orange or grapefruit sectionVegetable Group Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese Groupbroccoli or cauliflower pieces low-fat cheese carrot or celery sticks low-fat yogurt cucumber or tomato wedges pudding made with skim or low-fat milk green pepper rings frozen yogurt or ice milk salsa tossed salad Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, sweet potato or turnip stripsEggs, & Nuts Groupvegetable juice bean dip zucchini slices bean soup hard-cooked eggs tuna, chicken or ham salad meat slices or wedges peanut butter


CHOOSE FOODS FROM EACH OF THE FIVE FOOD GROUPSThe Food Guide Pyramid illustrates the importance of balance among food groups in a daily eating pattern. Most of the daily servings of food should be selected from the food groups that are the largest in the picture and closest to the base of the Pyramid.Choose most of your foods from the grain products group (6-11 servings), the vegetable group (3-5 servings), and the fruit group (2-4 servings).Eat moderate amounts of foods from the milk group (2-3 servings), and the meat and beans group (2-3 servings).Choose sparingly foods that provide few nutrients and are high in fat and sugars.Note: A range of servings is given for each food group. The smaller number is for people who consume about 1,600 calories a day, such as many sedentary women. The larger number is for those who consume about 2,800 calories a day, such as active men. List ten snacks you eat.Check here1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. On your snack list put a check in front of each of the snacks from one or more of the five food groups on the bottom three levels of the Food Guide Pyramid. Put an X if your snack is from the tip of the pyramid.Snack ideas for under 100 calories each:1 cup melon balls topped with cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 4 cups air-popped popcorn 1 graham cracker and cup skim milk 10 carrot sticks and 1 tablespoon lowfat ranch dressing 1 cup of tomato soup