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Grade 5 Students
Welcome to our grade 5 teacher and student weblog. We attend Nettleton Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A. Check out our site to learn about our classroom, read our writings and give us some feedback. To add comments, just click on the comment link below a post. If you comment, please tell us who you are and where you are from. Your comments need teacher-approval before they show up on the blog. Our class likes to follow a blog comment recipe. You can write about something you saw or heard, something you liked, something to add or fix, or a question to make the writer think.
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The Portion Plate
The portion plate is a really big, helpful, and important thing, because almost 25 million kids in the U.S.A are overweight. But the portion plate can help solve this. If you would like to find out how to prevent this, please keep reading.
You are supposed to get ½ of fruits on your plate every day. The amount of fruit you get is supposed to be the size of a yo-yo!!! You should limit the fruit drinks that you drink, because there is a lot of high fructose corn syrup, and sugar in them. If you did want to have fruit juice, make sure that it’s 100% fruit juice. Fruit is really important, but too much of it isn’t always a good thing.
Your vegetables should also be ½ of your plate. On your plate,
the amount of vegetables should be the size of a tennis ball!!!! Vegetables are very very important for your body. Vegetables are split up into 5 different subgroups. Some of them are Dark green veggies, starchy veggies, red and orange veggies, beans and peas, and many more.
Your grains are supposed to be the size of a CD!!! On your plate you should have ¼ of whole grains. For your grains you could have 1 pancake, 1/2 of cupped cook rice or pasta, 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of cereal, and more.
On your plate you need less meat or protein. On your plate your protein or lean meat should be the size of a crayon box, with 8 crayons!!!! You should have ¼ or less, of protein on your plate. Protein is good for your body and bones, but too much of it is not always a good thing.
Dairy is also really important for your bones. But you can’t have a lot of it. In your dairy group, the dairy should be fat free, or low fat. For your dairy group you could have 1 ½ ounce of cheese, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of yogurt, or ½ cup of ice-cream!
Fats, Oil’s, and sweet foods
Sweets and sugary things may taste good but doesn’t mean that they are good for your body. Instead of having sugary drinks you could have100% fruit juice. For fats, oils, and sweet things you could have 1 tablespoon of butter and margarine, 2 tablespoons of salad dressing (on your salad), 1 ounce of chocolate, or 1 ounce of chips!
Exercise and Water
Since you’re eating healthy you need to exercise too. Sometimes it might be hard for kids top exercise, because you’re not motivated, or because you’re watching TV. If you exercise for 60 min. a day for every day for 1 week, you will be motivated to exercise. When you exercise you don’t have to do the same things. For instance you could play outside, go roller skating, ride your bike, run around, play a sport, or just walk. Water is also very very important. Without water we couldn’t live. You need 8 cups of water every day!!!
I hope that after reading this you understand how important the portion plate, eating healthy, and exercise are. Thank you for reading this report. Remember just because something taste good doesn’t mean it is good, and remember that healthy food can taste good too!!!
Article posted November 9, 2011 at 01:51 PM •
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My name is Ajanice. I live in duluth Minnesota. I am 11 years old. I like to ride my bike and hang out with my friends.
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