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Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines For Americans

Aim for fitness

  • Aim For A Healthy Weight
  • Be Physically Active Each Day

Build a Healthy Base

  • Let the Food Pyramid Guide Your Food Choices
  • Choose a Variety of Grains Daily, Especially Whole Grains
  • Choose a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Daily

The Food Pyramid

  • Grains – eat at least 3 ounces of whole grain bread, cereal, crackers, rice, or pasta every day
  • Vegetables – the greener the vegetables the better, but don’t forget orange-colored veggies or dry beans and peas
  • Fruits – eat a variety of fruit either fresh, canned, dried, or frozen but go easy on fruit juices
  • Milk- milk category includes milk, yogurt, and cheeses – aim for low-fat or fat-free milk products  - milk keeps your bones strong
  • Meat & Beans – choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry – bake it, broil it, or grill it – vary your choices with more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds

Choose Sensibly

  • Choose a Diet That is Low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and Moderate in Total Fat
  • Choose and Prepare Foods With Less Salt

What Schools Must Offer

  • One Meat/Meat Alternate
  • Two Fruit/Vegetables (One Fruit and One Vegetable; or Two Fruits; or Two Vegetables
  • One Bread/Grain
  • Fluid Milk

Prohibited Foods

  • Carbonated Beverages/Soda Water
  • Chewing Gum
  • Hard Candy
  • Marshmallow Candies
  • Licorice
  • Spun Candy (Cotton Candy)
  • Candy-Coated Popcorn

Hilldale Public Schools313 E Peak Blvd.Muskogee, OK  74403

918-683-0273

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