Did You Know?
Knowing and eating correct serving size is important for good nutrition and weight control.
Eat at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
A fresh orange has more fiber than orange juice
Dark green and yellow fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamin A
Carbohydrates, fat, and protein provide energy
Iron helps blood carry oxygen to body cells
Protein helps your body grow and repair
Leafy green vegetables help protect bone health. Vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, collard greens, and kale are excellent sources of vitamin K
Foods high in calcium help build strong teeth and bones. Milk and some cheese also help prevent bacteria (which cause cavities) from sticking to teeth. To keep your teeth healthy, eat cheese, milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese
Poor calcium intake can cause osteoporosis, a serious bone disease
which makes bone brittle and easily broken
Baby carrots are not really baby carrots. They’re actually grown from a special variety of carrots that produces thin stalks. Carrots provide us with vitamin A in the form of beta carotene, which benefits your eyes, skin, and may decrease risk for certain cancers
Foods that are good sources of starch and fiber are called complex carbohydrates
Protein is a major nutrient provided by dry beans.
Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside
Phytochemicals are substances produced by plants to help protect themselves from insects and other pests. The good news is that phytochemicals also protect your health.
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