Diet Planning

Diet Planning

Now that you’ve got a solid background of nutrition, it’s time to put everything together! We know what the macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals are and what they do for our bodies. Now, we’ve need to link it to food and meals. Diet planning is important to understand to get the appropriate amounts of nutrients and calories. Plus, it’s a great way to build a recipe! We’ll start with the basics of how and why foods are grouped together, the US recommendations for each, calorie control and portion sizes, and how to decipher that nutrition facts label you see all over your packaged foods.

It’s all in the Numbers

Calorie Control

Reading a Nutrition Facts Label

US Recommendations – MyPlate

Food Groups

Fruits

Vegetables

Grains

Protein

Dairy

 


 

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