ENERGY BALANCE: PORTION SIZE & NUTRITION
What’s the Session All About?
This session introduces the concept of energy balance, and explores two issues that have a big impact on the equation—portion size and time spent in physical activity every day.
By the end of this lesson, the participants will be able to:
- Define Energy Balance.
- List three examples of how they can balance out the energy equation.
- List two examples each of GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods.
- Identify five alternatives to a traditional recipe or ingredient to reduce fat and added sugar.
Two useful tools to help you identify foods that are high in fat and added sugar:
The Nutrition Facts Label is found on most packaged foods.
The GO, SLOW, WHOA Foods chart. This chart puts common foods into categories based on whether they are low (GO), medium (SLOW), or high (WHOA) in fat and added sugar. You’ll also get a chance to practice three simple strategies for cutting back on fat and added sugar: having these foods less often, having small portions, and substituting foods with lower fat and added sugar. You'll also get a chance to practice three simple strategies for cutting back on fat and added sugar: having these foods less often, having small portions, and substituting foods with lower fat and added sugar.
Special Topic: NUTRITION, HEALTH AND WELLNESS EDUCATION
Your children will be involved in other activities that are appropriate for ages 8 - 13 during the presentation. (Come dressed for fun physical activity for parents and children)