Essay on Example: Nutrition and Health Related Issues

Submitted By raelynnbrown
Words: 434
Pages: 2

On the 5th of February I went to MyPyramid.gov to obtain information for this assignment. I type in my age: 26, sex; female and activity level. I was given two options to follow. One was to maintain current weight and the other was to safely and gradually reach a healthier weight. And this site gave a subtle hint that I was over weight. I choose to follow the healthier weight avenue to loosing and maintaining this weight. MyPyramid recommends a 2000 calorie food intake per day, for my age and physical activity. It also recommend that my daily intake should be that of 6 ounces of grains, 2.5 cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruits, 3 cups of milk products and 5.5 ounces of meat and beans daily.

I browsed through each site on the food groups. When going into the different food groups, it gave you many choices of that food and some alternative choices too. It also broke down serving sizes of the different food groups. It also gave you the best nutritional value choices in each group along with what to buy first. IE: Fresh is best, then frozen and last but least can food. It also gave you some cooking ideas and appealing ways to serve that food group. Safety tips were also given in each good group along with some choice for children and other health related issues to nutrition.

In the “Tips and Resources”, I found lots of interesting ideas. I was able to print of a daily food dairy sheet based on my requirements. There I found related topics to loosing weight and alternative exercise programs. In the related links was able to research different sites for weight loss and control and some topics…