Protein - Lakehurst School District
Transcript Protein - Lakehurst School District
Grade 6 – Week 2
•What do you need to
do to have strong
bones, healthy skin, and
Your Basic Nutritional Needs
• Every day you make choices
about what foods to eat.
Food gives your body the
nutrients it needs to work
and play. Some food
choices are more healthful
than others. Choosing
healthful foods helps you
maintain good health.
- Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy.
- Simple & Complex
- Simple Carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body.
- Ex.: candy, fruit, milk
- Complex Carbohydrates take longer for the body to break down
- Ex.: bread, rice, pasta, potatoes
- Protein is essential for:
- body growth
- repair of body cells.
- Sources of Protein:
- meats, eggs, fish, nuts,
- Fats are another source of energy.
- You need some fat, just not too much.
- Three kinds of fat:
- 1) saturated (BAD)
- can be found in meat, butter, and eggs
- 2) unsaturated (GOOD)
- can be found in vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish
- 3) trans fats (VERY BAD)
- used to preserve food
- can be found in cookies, cakes
- Vitamins protect you
- Sources of vitamins
- fruits, vegetables,
whole grain breads,
- Minerals help your
muscles and bones.
- Sources of minerals
include: milk, meats,
- Water is essential
because it carries
- Water can be found in
many foods you eat like
- You need about 6 to 8
glasses of water a day.
Fruits & Vegetables
• help promote a healthy weight
• reduce your risk for obesity related diseases
such as heart disease, diabetes, and high
• play an important role in cancer prevention
and may help boost your immune system.
• When using the MyPlate method, fruits and
vegetables consist of half the plate. It is
important to choose fruits and vegetables of
different colors. This gives your body the
widest variety in nutrients.
• Whole grains have been shown to lower
cholesterol, help people reach and
maintain a healthy weight, aide in
digestion, and reduce the risk of obesity,
heart disease, and stroke.
• Typically, when we think of whole grains,
we think of wheat bread, however there
are many other options for whole grains
that we can choose.
• Other options include: brown rice, oatmeal,
popcorn, whole-wheat products (bread,
cereals, pastas, crackers)
• include milk, yogurt, and cheese
• most commonly known for providing calcium and
vitamin D to support bone and dental health.
• also are good sources of potassium, protein, and other
vitamins and minerals important in maintaining
• It is recommended for everyone over the age
of 2 to primarily consume low-fat (1%) and
non-fat (skim) dairy products. These choices
are lower in calories, fat, and saturated fat,
which help promote a healthy weight and
heart while providing similar nutrients as
whole fat and reduced fat (2%) products.
• needed for our bodies to help in the
development of muscle tissue and to fight
• provide many vitamins and minerals like iron,
which helps to prevent anemia, a condition
affecting the immune system, development,
learning, and a person’s energy level.
• Many protein-rich foods contribute to higher
cholesterol levels, which is why it is important to
choose proteins that are lean, meaning lower in
• Ex.: chicken, turkey; salmon, tuna, tilapia, beans, eggs.