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Revamp your diet with balance

August 18, 2000

Revamp your diet with balance



Registered dietitian Kristine Clark, director of sports nutrition for the athletic department at Pennsylvania State University, suggests the following meal structure for people looking to revamp their diets. She cautions that people may want to tailor it to their needs, adding servings depending on their level of physical activity.

Breakfast
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 serving cereal (3/4 cup) with 1 cup milk

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 piece of fruit

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 slice of toast with jam or jelly

Lunch
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> turkey sandwich on two slices whole-wheat bread

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> salad with raw vegetables

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> water or milk to drink

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 cup yogurt

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 piece of fruit

Dinner
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1, 4- to 6-ounce serving of meat

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 medium baked potato or 1 cup cooked rice

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> large vegetable salad

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 cup of milk or 1 ounce of cheese

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 1 piece of fruit

- Kevin Clapp, Staff Writer

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