Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00002185/00001
 Material Information
Title: Building a Healthy Pyramid Base
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Valentín-Oquendo, Isabel
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2001
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: August 2001."
General Note: "FCS8722-Eng"
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00002185:00001

This item is only available as the following downloads:

FY41900 ( PDF )

Full Text


1.This document is FCS8722-Eng, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: August 2001. Reviewed by: Jennifer Hill an, MSH, RD, LD/N, University of Florida. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.eduThe 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, se x, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Servi ce office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean 2.Isabel Valentin-Oquendo, MS, RD, LD/N, curriculum coordinator, Family Nutrition Program, Department of Family, Youth, and Com munity Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. FCS8722-EngBuilding a Healthy Pyramid Base1Isabel Valentin-Oquendo2The largest number of servings in our diet should come from the Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta Group. We need between 6 and 11 servings from this group every day. Women and some older adults need to eat the smallest number of servings; teen boys and active men need the maximum number of servings. For good health, have at least 3 servings of whole grain products every day. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Whole Grain Products brown rice bulgur oatmeal corn tortillas some ready-to-eat cereal Ideas for adding whole grains to your diet: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Enriched products are refined products that have vitamins (B-complex and folic acid) and minerals (iron) added. Choose enriched products in addition to whole grain products. Enriched Products cornmealgrits bagels pancakes French bread High Fat or High Sugar Products biscuits doughnuts cakes pie crust cornbread tortillas chips Which of these high fat/high sugar products do you enjoy on a regular basis? ____________________________________ ____________________________________


Building a Healthy Pyramid Base Page 2 August 2001 Baked goods, such as cakes, cookies, and pastries are also part of the Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group. But, use CAUTION! Because they are high in fat and sugar, we should use them in moderation. Which ones are you willing to limit to once in a while, maybe once a month? This will help you cut back on unnecessary fat, sugars, and calories. ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________