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Shaping Up My Choices Vocabulary
HealthyEating.org/SUMC 3rd grade terms for all five nutrition education lessons
Terms in this set (35)
Way to group the different foods we eat each day; a given food group will have the same main nutrient in common.
Foods or physical activities that help build strong bodies that are well, free from sickness.
What we get from food to help our bodies grow strong, develop and stay healthy.
Any activity that causes a faster heartbeat.
Foods that do not have enough nutrients to fit into one of the 5 food groups.
A food that belongs in one of the 5 food groups.
The most important nutrient we get from a
certain food group.
A mini-meal; food eaten between meals.
Power or the ability to be active; foods (like fuel) are changed into energy to make our bodies run.
Substance found in foods we eat that our bodies need for growth and building muscle.
Vitamins and minerals
Substances found in foods we eat that our bodies needs to grow and to work properly.
A measure of the amount of energy provided by a food.
To eat foods from different food groups.
Those foods that contain more than one food group.
"3 out of 5" model
A balanced breakfast plan that includes 3 out of 5 food groups: Grains; Vegetables OR Fruits; Dairy OR Protein.
Nutrition Facts label
A table printed on the outside of food packages
that tells about the calorie and nutrient content of the food inside.
Helps the body store calcium and build strong bones and teeth.
A mineral that helps build strong bones and teeth.
A mineral that helps keep blood healthy.
A mineral that helps keep bones and heart healthy.
Low-level physical activity
Activities that do not make your heart beat fast.
Examples include sitting or walking at a slow pace.
Moderate-level physical activity
Activities that make your heart beat faster. Examples include walking at a fast pace or biking.
Vigorous-level physical activity
Activities that make your heart beat very fast.
Examples include running, swimming, or jumping rope.
Drinking enough liquids to replace the sweat lost through activity and to prevent feeling thirsty.
A substance that is added to foods to make them taste sweeter.
Is found in plant foods and helps move food through the body and helps keep the heart healthy.
Contains dietary fiber and important vitamins and minerals.
A person who makes a living raising animals or food crops.
A structure that includes all the steps and people involved in getting food to our homes or schools so it can be eaten.
A part of a female cow (and other mammals) that delivers milk to a nursing calf.
A process where milk or other beverage is heated to kill germs in the liquid.
A building a where foods, such as milk, juice, fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. are cleaned, sorted, and turned into a food or beverages and packaged to be sold.
The process of gathering any kind of food grown in fields or orchards.
The outer covering of the almond—used as food for cows.
The inside of the almond, which is the part we eat.
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