Students will have to follow a healthy eating pattern by following the guidelines and then personal goals will be set for each student. Students will slowly implement these eating patterns in their lives and wait for results. The short term results will vary depending on their health. In the long run the students will be able to completely integrate the eating patterns in their lives so that they may reach optimum health or their personal goals which they have set for themselves.
Students are required to make a food journal for 2 weeks where they will monitor their eating pattern and will implement their short and long term goals.
Below are some tips are for understanding the food groups and which food to eat daily to have a healthy lifestyle.
-Make half of your grains whole grains.
-Eat at least 3 ounches of whole grain bread, cereal, crackers, rice, or pasta every day.
-Look for "whole" before the grain name on the list of ingredients, whole grains are beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.
-Vary your vegetables
-Eat more dark green vegetables.
-Eat more organge vegetables.
-Eat more dry beans and peas.
-Eat a variety of fruit.
-Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried types of fruit.
-Go easy on the fruit juices and beware of high levels of sugar, try actual fruit instead.
-Get your calcium-rich foods.
-Choose low-fat or fat-free milk and dairy products.
-If you don't or can't consume milk due to allergy, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources.
Meat & Beans:
-Go lean on the protein.
-Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry
-Bake, broil, or grill your meat.
- Vary your choices-with more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.