What Dietary Practices Promote Disease-Free Lifestyle?

Group Members: Amanda Deebrah, Diego Naranjo, Karissa Ramsawak and Muad Ziad

Proposal Question

  • What Dietary Practices Promote Disease-Free Lifestyle?

Presentation Outline:

  • Why people should be informed:
      1. Did you know that unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States?  About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese.  Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.
      2. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health.
      3. Every 5 years, HHS and USDA publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
  • USDA 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines- Key Elements of Healthy Eating Patterns
    Consume a healthy eating pattern that accounts for all foods and beverages at an appropriate calorie level.

    1. Consume a variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups-dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), and others
    2. Consume fruits- especially whole fruits
    3. Consume grains- at least half of which are whole grains
    4. Consume fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages
    5. Consume a variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), and nuts, seeds, and soy products
    6. Consume oils
  • The Food Groups- 2,000 Calorie Level
    1. Vegetables- 2 ½ c-eq/day
    2. Fruits- 2 c-eq/day
    3. Grains- 6oz-eq/day
    4. Dairy- 3 c-eq/day
    5. Protein Foods- 5 ½ oz-eq/day
    6. Oils- 27 g/day


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