Want to know what vitamins and minerals are in your food? Well, here they are! Read through the nutrient pages to find out all the wonderful ways that vitamins and minerals maintain and improve our body's many functions and overall health.
After reading through the pages, create your own quiz by challenging yourself with every meal or snack. When eating something, think about what vitamin or mineral it gives to your body. Then reflect on the fantastic benefit the vitamin or mineral gives to your body.
Week of 5/17-5/21
Dairy Group (colored blue on MyPlate)
1. Where does milk come from? (Cows)
2. Name the different kinds of cows milk. (Non-Fat Milk, Low-Fat Milk, Whole Milk)
3. Name a milk alternative? (Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Goats milk, Oat Milk, etc.)
4. Name a food made from milk. (Cheese, Ice Cream, Pudding, Yogurt, etc.)
5. Name your favorite flavor of yogurt.
6. Name two kinds of cheese. (American, Cottage, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack, Provolone, String, Swiss, etc.)
7. The key nutrient found in dairy products is calcum. CAlcium helps to build strong ______. (bones)
Week of 5/11-5/15
Protein Group (colored purple on MyPlate)
1. Name a healthy way to cook chicken. (Baked, broiled, grilled, or roasted)
2. Name a healthy way to cook fish. (Baked, broiled, or grilled.)
3. Name your favorite way to eat eggs. (Hard Boiled, Over Easy, Poached, Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, etc.)
4. Name a protein that comes from an animal. (Chicken, Cow, Turkey, etc.)
5. Can protein come from plants too? (Yes)
6. Name a type of nut. (Almond, Cashew, Peanut, Pistachio, Walnut, etc.)
7. Is peanut butter part of the protein group? (Yes, but select one that doesn't have a lot of sugar.)
Week of 5/11-5/15
Grains Group (colored orange on MyPlate)
1. Name your favorite breakfast cereal. Hopefully it is made from whole grains and doesn't have too much sugar.
2. Name a cereal that is served hot. (Cream of Wheat, Grits, Oatmeal)
3. Name two different types of pasta. (Linguine, Penne, Ravioli, Spaghetti, etc.)
4. Name a healthy snack from the grains group. (Whole Grain Crackers, popcorn, granola bar, etc.)
5. Name two foods from the grains group that are high in sugar and fat, and should be eaten in moderation. (Cake, Cookies, Croissant, Donut, etc.)
6. Are grains from plants or animals? (Plants)
7. What part of the world eats the most rice? (Asia)
Week of 5/4-5/8
Vegetable Group (colored green on MyPlate)
1. Name a red vegetable. [Beet, bell pepper, radish, rhubarb, tomato (Tomatoes are botanically defined as a fruit because they form a flower and have seeds, but they are most often considered a vegetable due to the way they are prepared and eaten)].
2. Name a yellow and an orange vegetable. (Corn, Squash, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes)
3. Name four green vegetables. (Broccoli, Celery, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Lettuce, Peas, etc.)
4. Are all vegetables crunchy? (No)
5. Name two forms of vegetables. (Canned, Dried, Fresh, Frozen, Juiced)
6. How can you add more vegetables to your diet? (Eat them for a snack, add them to your sandwich or pasta, eat a salad, etc.)
7. What is your favorite vegetable?
Week of 4/27-5/1
FRUIT Group (colored red on MyPlate)
1. Are raisins part of the fruit group? (Yes, they are dried grapes.)
2. Do apples grow on trees or underground? (On trees)
3. Name three more fruits that grow on trees.
4. Name a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple fruit.
5. Name a type of berry. (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry)
6. Name two forms of fruit. (Canned, Dried, Fresh, Frozen, Juiced)
7. Name a healthy snack from the fruit group that you like to eat.
Week of 4/20-4/24
1. Oranges and red bell peppers have lots of this vitamin. It helps wounds heal and keeps your teeth and gums healthy. (Vitamin C)
2. Dark green and orange fruits and vegetables are sources of this vitamin. It is good for your eyes and skin, and helps keep you healthy. (Vitamin A)
3. You use this pair of organs to see. Vitamin A helps keep them healthy. (Eyes)
4. Name two foods with a lot of sugar in them. (Candy, Cookies, Cake, Soda, etc.)
5. Name two salty foods. (Chips, Crackers, Salted Nuts, etc.)
6. You need to drink more of this clear liquid if the weather is hot or if you are being very active. (Water)
7. Name two healthy drink choices. (Water, Skim or Low-Fat Milk, 100% Juice)
Week of 4/13-4/17
1. This chart helps you remember to eat healthy foods at every meal. (MyPlate)
2. This word means eating the right kinds of foods to grow and be healthy. (Nutrition)
3. This tastes sweet, but eating too much of it is bad for your teeth and your health. (Sugar)
4. This nutrient is found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It helps you digest food. (Fiber)
5. This element is found in salt. Eating too much of it is not healthy. (Sodium)
6. This element builds strong bones. It is found in milk, cheese, and yogurt. (Calcium)
7. This mineral helps your blood carry oxygen. It is found in meat and whole grains. (Iron)
Week of 3/30-4/3
1. Bananas, apples, and grapes are in this food group. (Fruits-red)
2. Foods in this group have lots of vitamins. They include peas, carrots, and lettuce. (Vegetables-green)
3. Bread, cereal, tortillas, and rice are in this food group. (Grains-orange)
4. You need food from this group to build cells. Meat, beans, nuts, fish, and eggs are in this food group. (Protein-purple)
5. Low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt are all good choices within this food group. (Dairy-blue)
6. Although not classified as a food group on MyPlate, you need small amounts of this liquid to stay healthy. It can come from olives, corn, and other plants. It is often used when cooking food. (Oil)
7. Name all the colors of the food groups on MyPlate. (See Above)