BY: MADIE SPIRES
Fruit- 1 ½ cups
I usually eat a banana or orange in the morning. Also, for lunch I always bring strawberries, mandarin oranges, etc.
Veggie- 2½ cups
I typically never eat vegetables, and if I do it’s either beans or corn during dinner.
Grains- 6 ounce equivalents
I usually eat toast in the morning. I eat a sandwich or some type of pasta for lunch and also sometimes for dinner.
Protein Foods- 5 ounce equivalents
I eat sandwich meat almost every day for lunch. Also, for dinner we have some type of meat. I usually eat a lot of baked beans and peanut butter as well.
Dairy- 3 cups
I always have a glass of milk in the morning. I typically eat yogurt for either breakfast or lunch. I drink a lot of Nesquik chocolate milk throughout the day.
Oils- 6 teaspoons
I don’t really feel like I eat very much oil at all.
I typically drink one or two bottles of Nesquik chocolate milk a day.
Each bottle has 24g of sugar in it, which is right under the recommended intake of 25g. By drinking one of these I already reach my recommended limit for the day.
• I typically get 30min during the day while in weight lifting and then typically none after school unless I have practice (60-180min). During track season I get about 120min every day.
Center for Disease
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of