|The USDA food pyramid has changed and so has our program about four young adults who adjust their eating patterns to fit the pyramid.|
Your Nutrition Style focuses on a key idea of the newly released food pyramid – that eating patterns have to fit individual needs. There is no one daily diet that is best for everyone.
Viewers meet Alex, Sam, Kara, and Heather and watch as each gets a “nutritional makeover.” Alex eats pasta straight from a forty gallon drum. He’s the outdoor type, in training for distance running. Kara is into theater, and eats whatever shows up during rehearsals, usually a pizza. Sam is practically joined at the fingertips to his computer. He would eat food from his hard drive if he could; instead he settles for the nearest vending machine. Heather exercises daily and suffers from fatphobia. She counts every calorie yet seldom finds herself hungry.
All four fall into common nutrition traps. The video explain why each style could cause problems and how to adjust eating patterns to match the USDA dietary guidelines.
Students (and teachers as well) often feel “nutrition experts” give conflicting and ever-changing advice. Here’s your chance to teach the gold standard of solid nutrition.