Creating Nutrition Education Materials

Creating Nutrition EducationMaterials

Healthy eating!

Healthy living!

Did you know?

  • Over 30 percent of children in the United States are obese or overweight?

  • Diet is the most important cause of childhood obesity?

  • Risk of diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases and other health complications is higher among obese children?

  • You risk being rejected by peers or having low self esteem if you are obese?

You can choose this…

or this

Simple guidelines:

Guideline 1

Choose the amount of food and drinks that meet your energy needs and stay physically active.

You need sufficient food to grow normally.

Physical activity is also necessary for your development.

Guideline two.

Enjoy different types of foods every day:

  • Plenty of fruits and vegetables.

  • Whole grain cereals

  • Lean meat and legumes

  • Dairy products milk and its alternatives

  • Drink plenty of water.

There is always a healthy alternative!

The choice is yours!

There is no single type of food that will provide you with all the nutrients you require.

Variety is the answer to a healthy diet.

The “eatwell plate” gives you a guideline of the proportions of each variety that constitute a healthy diet.

It answer the question which food should you eat and how much.

Guideline three.

Always avoid unhealthy foods snacks or take them in moderation.

  • Limit the consumption of foods rich in saturated fats (fried foods, commercial burgers, cakes, pies and processed foods).

  • Limit the intake of foods rich in artificial additives, added salts and sweeteners such as confectionaries and sweetened drinks.

Guideline four.

Encourage your peer to adopt a healthy diet

Guideline five.

Learn to cook your own meal.

Avoid junk food