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10 Tips for Healthy Eating and Being Active (page 2)

— President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Updated on Jun 20, 2011

The Kids Activity Pyramid

The Kids Activity Pyramid

Each week you can have fun and be active by trying the following things...

With Friends:
-Dance to music
-Play games like tag and hopscotch
-Join a sports team at school or the park

With Family:
-Go on a walk together
-Play at the park
-Turn off the TV for a day

By Yourself:
-Fly a kite
-Do cartwheels, somersaults, or jumping jacks
-Practice sports skills


What's Your Nutrition and Physical Activity I.Q.?

Can you fill in the blanks to find these secrets to healthy eating and physical activity?

  1. Eat from the five food groups every day. These include a) ??, cereals and grains, b) fruits, c) vegetables, d) milk, yogurt and cheese and e) ?? And proteins.
  2. Do moderate physical activities for ?? minutes daily.
  3. Eat ?? to get going in the morning.
  4. Vigorous activities make you ?? and breathe hard.
  5. Eat a ?? of foods every day.
  6. Take a 10 minute ?? break every hour while you read, ?? or do homework.
  7. Smart ?? are just what you need if you get hungry between meals.
  8. Be sure to ?? your muscles before and after work-outs.
  9. Use the ?? Facts Panel and the Food ?? Pyramid to help you balance food choices.
  10. Keep ?? to stay in shape.

Answers:

  1. a) breads e) meats
  2. 30
  3. Breakfast
  4. Sweat
  5. Variety
  6. Activity, watch tv
  7. Snacks
  8. Stretch
  9. Nutrition, Guide
  10. Moving

If you Want to Know More:

For additional information about food and nutrition, or a reference to a registered dietitian (R.D.) In your area, call the ADA's National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics (NCND) Consumer Nutrition Hot Line (800/366-1655).

For more information about improving your physical activity level, write the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport at the address below.

The American Dietetic Association
National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

International Food Information Council Foundation
1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
HHH Building, Room 738 H
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201

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