Your guide to healthy eating using the food pyramid

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305177
Title:
Your guide to healthy eating using the food pyramid
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE); Department of Health and Children (DOHC)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305177
Item Type:
Patient Information Leaflet
Language:
en
Description:
Do you want to feel good and have more energy? Do you want to maintain a healthy weight and help reduce your risk of becoming ill from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases? Eating healthy food and being physically active are two of the most important steps that you can take to improve your health. To help you do this, follow the Healthy Eating Guidelines, use the Food Pyramid Guide and the Physical Activity Guidelines. Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Foods that contain the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the Food Pyramid. This gives you a choice of different foods from which to choose a healthy diet. Following the Food Pyramid as a guide will help you get the right balance of nutritious foods within your calorie range. Studies show that we take in too many calories from foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt, on the Top Shelf of the Food Pyramid. They provide very little of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Limiting these is essential for healthy eating. At different stages in your life you have different daily nutrient requirements. These depend on your age, whether you are male or female and how active you are. While the general number of servings for adults and children over 5 years of age is given for each shelf of the Food Pyramid, where there are different requirements, the recommended number of servings is highlighted underneath the Food Pyramid picture on pages 8, 10, 12 and 14. Try to pick a variety of foods from each of the bottom 4 shelves every day to get a good range of vitamins and minerals.
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; NUTRITION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health and Children (DOHC)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-11T12:04:08Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-11T12:04:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305177-
dc.descriptionDo you want to feel good and have more energy? Do you want to maintain a healthy weight and help reduce your risk of becoming ill from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases? Eating healthy food and being physically active are two of the most important steps that you can take to improve your health. To help you do this, follow the Healthy Eating Guidelines, use the Food Pyramid Guide and the Physical Activity Guidelines. Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Foods that contain the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the Food Pyramid. This gives you a choice of different foods from which to choose a healthy diet. Following the Food Pyramid as a guide will help you get the right balance of nutritious foods within your calorie range. Studies show that we take in too many calories from foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt, on the Top Shelf of the Food Pyramid. They provide very little of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Limiting these is essential for healthy eating. At different stages in your life you have different daily nutrient requirements. These depend on your age, whether you are male or female and how active you are. While the general number of servings for adults and children over 5 years of age is given for each shelf of the Food Pyramid, where there are different requirements, the recommended number of servings is highlighted underneath the Food Pyramid picture on pages 8, 10, 12 and 14. Try to pick a variety of foods from each of the bottom 4 shelves every day to get a good range of vitamins and minerals.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen_GB
dc.titleYour guide to healthy eating using the food pyramiden_GB
dc.typePatient Information Leafleten
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