Nutrition Data and Food

Nutrition Data and Food:  The USDA now uses the My Plate website portal to explain the benefits of healthy eating. For your convenience, links to nutrition data pages have been included here:

My Plate ~ More Key Topics

Explore each of the Key Topics  at 'My Plate'.

  • Use of Oils
  • Limit Added Sugars
  • Limit Saturated Fat
  • Limit Sodium
  • About Alcohol

Staying In Shape ~ Physical Activity

Nutrition Data and Physical Activity:  Caloric needs are directly related to the amount of physical activity exerted.  Activity can be divided into two types, being moderate and vigorous.  The following list shows activities for each category:

Moderate physical activities include:
  • Walking briskly (about 3 ½ miles per hour)
  • Hiking
  • Gardening/yard work
  • Dancing
  • Golf (walking and carrying clubs)
  • Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)
  • Weight training (general light workout)
Vigorous physical activities include:
  • Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)
  • Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)
  • Swimming (freestyle laps)
  • Aerobics
  • Walking very fast (4 ½ miles per hour)
  • Heavy yard work, such as chopping wood
  • Weight lifting (vigorous effort)
  • Basketball (competitive)


Read up on the
'My Plate' categorization
of foods at the USDA.


Make every bite count.
Take the 'MyPlate Quiz'
to find out!


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