CCEA Home Economics: The Eatwell plate

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What's on a plate?
A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of foods including plenty of fruit and
vegetables, plenty of starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, pasta, rice, some
protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and lentils and some dairy foods. It
should also be low in fat (especially saturated fat), salt and sugar.
The eatwell plate,
If you want to get the balance of your diet right, use the eatwell plate.
The eatwell plate makes healthy eating easier to understand by showing the types
and proportions of foods we need to have a healthy and well balanced diet.
The eatwell plate shows how much of what you eat should come from each food
group. This includes everything you eat during the day, including snacks.
So, try to eat:
Plenty of fruit and vegetables
Plenty of bread, rive, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods- choose
wholegrain varieties whenever you can.
Some milk and dairy foods
Some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein.
Just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar.
Part of the Eatwell Plate Nutrients present
Fruit and vegetables Carbohydrate, calcium, B group
vitamins
Bread, rice, potatoes and pasta Carbohydrate, vitamin C and A
Milk and dairy foods Protein, calcium, fat and vitamin D
Meat, fish, eggs and beans Protein, fat, vitamin D and iron
Foods and drinks high in fats and Carbohydrate and fat
sugars.
Eight tips for eating well.
1. Base your meals on starchy foods
2. Eats lots of fruit and vegetables
3. Eat more fish.
4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar.
5. Try to eat less salt- no more than 6g a day.
6. Get active and try to be a healthy weight
7. Drink plenty of water
8. Don't skip breakfast.
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Base your meals on s___________ foods.
b) Eat lots of f________ and v_______________.
c) Eat more f_______ -including a portion of o_______ fish a week.
d) Cut down on s_____________ fat and s_________.
e) Try to eat less s________ - no more than __g a day for adults
f) Get a________ and try to be a healthy w_________.
g) Drink plenty of w____________.
h) Don't skip b________________.…read more

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she who must not be named

any tips for remembering the eight tips ??:P

Stephanie2002

Brill!

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