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My Food Plate Videos

Updated: Jan 17, 2020


Calories: How we count the energy we add to our bodies through food and drink. It is also what we call the energy we use to live.

Nutrients: Things in food that your body needs for energy and growth.

Proteins: Nutrients that are the body’s “building blocks” Your body uses proteins to grow and build muscle.

Carbohydrates: Nutrients used by your body to create energy. Carbs help your body move, breathe, and do activities.

Fats: Nutrients that give your body long-lasting energy. Your body stores the fat to use over long periods of time.

Fiber: Material in foods made from plants that can’t be digested. Fiber keeps your digestive system healthy. It helps move wastes through your digestive system.

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