Class 5: MyPlate – Nutrient Density

Key Messages:
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Vary your veggies.
Avoid oversized portions unless it’s fruits and veggies.

Class Information covered:
A Brief History of USDA Food Guides
Calorie Balance
Calorie Density Chart and Calorie Density Approach
Nutrient Density
Volumetrics

Activity:
Calorie Chart

Handouts:
10 tips add more vegetables
10 tips add more vegetables in Spanish
Weekly Meal Planner

Recipe:
Vegetable Soup
Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
For more recipes visit  www.eatfresh.org

Video: Calorie Density by Jeff Novick or for two shorter free versions click here and here

Homework:
For class 3: Bring food and drink nutrition facts labels for our label reading activity.
Make a vegetable soup this week and eat a bowl before lunch or dinner 3-5 times this week.
Add a green smoothie 3-5 times this week.
Write out a weekly menu and shop for ingredients.

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