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Intermediate English
Lesson 7 - Food
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English Reading Exercise

Review of Key Words
recommendation     
cup
ounce
slice
at least
half
whole
fat
source
amount 
healthy
imagine
divide
section
grains
protein
larger
side dish     
meal
according to  

 

What's on your plate?

MyPlate (U. S. Department of Agriculture)Imagine dividing your plate into four sections. One section is for fruits, one for vegetables, one for grains, and one for protein. Imagine that the grain and vegetable sections of the plate are a little larger than the other two sections. Imagine a glass of milk or side with a dairy product with your meal, and your healthy plate is complete. This is what a healthy meal looks like according to the recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) ChooseMyPlate program.*

Adults should eat 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables total every day. According to the USDA, we should eat more red, orange, and dark green vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and broccoli.

We should eat six ounces of grains every day. One ounce is one slice of bread or 1/2 cup of rice, pasta, or cereal. At least half of your grains should be whole.

We should eat three cups of dairy products every day. These can be milk, cheese, yogurt, or any other dairy product. Choose low-fat or non-fat dairy products when possible.

Adults should also eat 5 1/2 ounces of protein every day. Protein sources include meat, seafood, nuts, beans, and eggs. Try to eat fish or some other seafood at least twice a week.

Include these categories of foods in the recommended amounts in your meals and you'll soon be much healthier.

*The ChooseMyPlate program and image were created by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/).

Instructions
Answer the questions with "True" or "False".

1. According to the USDA, we should eat more vegetables than fruits.
   

2. We should eat two cups of dairy products every day.
   

3. We should eat more red, orange, and dark green vegetables.
   

4. We should eat fish at least 5 days a week.
   

5. Broccoli, an apple, fish, rice, and a glass of milk would be a healthy meal according to the USDA recommendations.
   

 

Writing

Write what you ate yesterday (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks).

Write on a paper or on our blog.

     

 

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