Not whole grain pasta — but offers other healthful benefits. A fabulous treat for kids and adults at only calories and 1. Comes in a variety of flavors from chocolate to peanut butter to strawberry… and thanks to fortification, your kids get 3 grams of fiber.
The Latin American Diet Pyramid created by Oldways illustrates how traditional foods from a variety of Latino cultures can contribute to a healthy, balanced eating pattern. Beans, Grains, Tubers, Nuts: Alcohol may be consumed by adults in moderation and with meals, but consumption should be avoided during pregnancy and whenever it would put the individual or others at risk.
This pyramid represents a healthy, traditional Latin American diet. It is based on two distinct historical periods of the culinary evolution of the peoples of the South American continent. The first period describes the dietary traditions of regions inhabited primarily by three high cultures of aboriginal Latin Americans: The second period describes the dietary traditions that emerged following the arrival of Columbus, at about , to the present time. The dietary patterns followed today by the people of Latin America find their roots in both of these historical culinary patterns.
The selection of these peoples and of these time periods as a basis for the design follows from these considerations:. Variations of these diets have traditionally existed in other parts of Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the southern edge United States. For the purposes of this research, the aforementioned regions are considered as part of Latin America.
They are closely related to traditional areas of maize, potato, peanut, and dry bean cultivation in the Latin American region. Given these carefully-defined parameters of geography and time, the phrase traditional Latin American diet is used here as a shorthand for those traditional diets of these regions and peoples during two specific time periods that are historically associated with good health.
The design of the pyramid is not based solely on either the weight or the percentage of energy calories that foods account for in the diet, but on a blend of these that is meant to give relative proportions and a general sense of frequency of servings - as well as an indication of which foods to favor in a healthy Latin American-style diet. The pyramid describes a diet for most healthy adults. Whether changes would need to be made for children, women in their reproductive years, and other special population groups are issues that need further consideration. A principle objective of this graphic illustration is to foster a dialogue within the international scientific, public health, food and agricultural, governmental and other communities about what refinements in its specific elements and configurations, if any, are needed.
For Asians, Africans, Europeans, North Americans and others who want to improve their diets, this model provides a highly palatable, healthful framework for change. Equally positive results can be obtained either by entirely adopting a Latin American-style diet, or by alternating meals based on this Latin American model with meals inspired by healthful dietary traditions of other cultures in other parts of the world, such as the Mediterranean and Asian diet models.
Evidence is clear that people enjoy the foods of other cultures, and partake of these foods to enhance and augment their knowledge and understanding of different cultures. For those living in the Latin American region, this pyramid provides a basis for preserving and revitalizing within a modern lifestyle the centuries-old traditions that contribute to excellent health, a sense of pleasure and well-being, and are a vital part of our collective cultural heritage.
The pyramid is the third in a series developed during the s to illustrate graphically the healthy traditional food and dietary patterns of various cultures and regions of the world. These pyramids, taken as a collection, offer substantive refinements of the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid, refinements that reflect the current state of clinical and epidemiological research worldwide and our understanding of what constitutes optimal human nutrition status. Skip to main content. Warning message Mean Menu style requires jQuery library version 1.
Please ensure you have the proper version of jQuery included. What should children drink? How much should children drink? Water is important for many reasons: It carries nutrients and oxygen to our body cells. It protects organs and tissues and removes wastes. It helps to control our body temperature. It helps our bodies to function at our best and affects sports performance. It helps to rinse our mouths and prevent tooth decay.
Introduction A balanced diet is one that provides the body with the nutrition that it needs to function properly. Calories The number of calories in a food item is a measurement of the amount of energy stored within that food. The following examples of recommended calorie intake for children are based on the American Heart Association guidelines: Balanced Diet At the core of a balanced diet are foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients and low in unnecessary fats and sugars.
Recommended is a combination of these food groups every day: Fruits Besides being a great source of nutrition, fruits make quick and tasty snacks. Vegetables Vegetables are primary sources of essential vitamins and minerals.
Grains In the United States, refined white flour is consumed more than any other grain. Proteins Meats animal proteins and beans are primary sources of protein, which is essential for proper muscle and brain development and maintenance. Dairy Dairy products provide calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients. Oils Oils should be used sparingly. Color is proof that your meals and snacks provide great health benefits. Spinach, collard greens, kiwi fruit, romaine lettuce, green peas to help maintain eyesight.
Broccoli, green cabbage, Swiss Chard, bok chop to reduce cancer risk. What should you eat? Just like with other meals, try to eat a variety of foods, including: Grains breads and cereals Protein meats, beans and nuts Fruits and vegetables Milk, cheese and yogurt Here are some breakfast ideas.
First, the traditional ones: Eggs French toast, waffles or pancakes try wheat or whole-grain varieties Cold cereal and milk Hot cereal, such as oatmeal or Cream of Wheat try some dried fruit or nuts on top Whole-grain toast, bagel or English muffin with cheese Yogurt with fruit or nuts Fruit smoothie, such as a strawberry smoothie And now some weird but yummy ones: Banana dog peanut butter, a banana and raisins in a long whole-grain bun Breakfast taco shredded cheese on a tortilla, folded in half and microwaved; top with salsa Country cottage cheese apple butter mixed with cottage cheese Fruit and cream cheese sandwich use strawberries or other fresh fruit Sandwich grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly or another favorite Leftovers they're not just for dinner anymore!
Skipping Breakfast Some kids skip breakfast because they sleep too late or because they think it's a way to stay thin. They're easy to grab on the way out the door or can be prepared the night before: Yogurt Single servings of whole-grain, low-sugar cereal Fresh fruit Whole-grain muffin Trail mix of nuts, dried fruits, pretzels, crackers and dry cereal Need more convincing? Food Logs Kept by Children. Healthy Meals with Short Preparation Time. Guilt-free convenience foods for kids No time to cook?
No high fructose corn syrup or other nonsense. Portion controlled at calories per burrito — plus 5 grams of fiber, 9 grams protein Wrap in a paper towel and pop in microwave for 3 minutes — done! Kashi Go Lean frozen waffles, plain or blueberry For starchy breakfast waffles, this brand provides an impressive amount of protein and fiber. Have your kids top with: Non-fat vanilla yogurt and berries Thin spread of peanut butter Scrambled eggs Or, 2 tablespoons reduced sugar syrup Morningstar Farms soy breakfast sausage Made with soy and egg whites, these sausage links are significantly lower in calories and fat than the traditional beef and pork varieties.
One item provides calories, 7 grams of fat and is a good source of calcium milligrams and protein 12 grams.
Jennie-O Turkey Burgers Made from straight turkey meat and seasoning with very little salt — and you can grill or pan fry with non-stick cooking spray… straight from the freezer. Significantly less than your typical beef burger! Barilla Plus Pasta Not whole grain pasta — but offers other healthful benefits. The following brands are 50 calories or less per 2 Tablespoons… and have been widely accepted by kids. The Wishbone Spritzers spray bottles have the added appeal of fun.
And thanks to the soy… 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. They come in a variety of flavors, however, in my experience kids tend to like Apple Cinnamon best. Two other varieties - Lightly Salted and Cheddar Cheese seem to be second in line. Skinny Cow Flying Saucers A fabulous treat for kids and adults at only calories and 1. Motts Natural Applesauce peach or berry flavor No added sugar or high fructose corn syrup… which means half the calories and sugar.
Only 50 calorie per half cup serving for this version… compared to calories per half cup for the traditional sweetened. The most important habits you can have to live a long and healthy life are: Don't smoke or be around people who do. Don't use drugs or be around people who do.
Exercise and move your body every day. Make sure you use your seat belts. Brush and floss your teeth every day. Eat a good breakfast every day.
Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Have good friends and a lot of fun and laughter.
Sleep 7 to 8 hours every night. Limit fat, salt, caffeine, and sugar in your food. Best Snacks for Runners. When you have snacks, good choices are these: Latin American Food Pyramid. Shrimp, Salmon, Snapper, Mussels Poultry: Kale, Cactus, Eggplant, Turnip, Chard, Squash, Zucchini, Onion, Broccoli, Okra, Spinach, Lettuce, Tomato, Tomatillo, Sweet Pepper, Chiles Alcohol may be consumed by adults in moderation and with meals, but consumption should be avoided during pregnancy and whenever it would put the individual or others at risk.
The selection of these peoples and of these time periods as a basis for the design follows from these considerations: Dun Gifford Oldways Preservation Trust.
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