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Because eating healthy is important, most Americans do not eat healthy. The food pyramid will show what the daily food groups are, and how much of each food group we should consume   [The passive voice is a form of “be” and a participle (consumed).

Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs tedious to read and officious. Try to use the active voice most often, e.g., the student completed the paper on time.

The passive voice version: The paper was completed on time by the student. Note how often the passive voice appears in your paper] daily; the daily diet will give examples of healthy foods, and stress what the importance of eating a vitamin rich diet can do to help; the benefits of eating healthy will explain that all will benefit from eating healthy, and also there will be a section of examples of healthy food and recipes.

Healthy eating and regular exercise can help us live longer.  To  [Clear writing suggestion: the meaning will be the same (and less wordy) by removing “in order”] do so, the following paper will explain the food pyramid, a daily diet, the benefits of eating healthy, and examples of healthy food choices.

The food pyramid will explain the types, and amounts of healthy foods we need to eat each day. The food pyramid also tells what each of the food groups are, and how many servings of each group we should consume daily.

This pyramid consists of the following food groups: Dairy, meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, and fats, oils, and sweets. The daily servings consist of: dairy=2-3 servings, meats=2-3 servings, vegetables=3-5 servings, fruits=2-4 servings, breads=6-11 servings, and fats, oils and sweets=use very sparingly.

These food groups will also show what the food groups consist of pertaining to what is in the food groups; dairy=milk, yogurt, and cheese; meats=poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts; vegetables=always best if fresh and a wide variety; fruits=always best if fresh and a wide variety; breads=wide variety of breads and also cereal, rice, and pasta; fats, oils and sweets=steer away from as much as possible(no more than 75 calories daily).

These facts were   [Passive voice] on 10/11/09 from (The world’s healthiest foods). (George Mateljan). (George Mateljan Foundation). (Copyright 2001-2009).

The daily diet will consist of giving examples of healthy foods, a dietary exchange list, which will consist of sample menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time.

The daily diet will also show that a vitamin rich diet is best, and will show what the daily intake should be for calories, protein, carbohydrate, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, potassium, calcium, and monounsaturated fat. A daily diet that consists of healthy foods can also help curb some types of illnesses.

The healthier we eat the better chance we have of staying healthy and not getting ill as often; this will mean less visits to the doctors, and less money to pay out. The cost of healthy foods may seem expensive but the costs of doctor’s bills are even more. These facts were [Passive voice] on 10/11/09 from (The world’s healthiest foods). (George Mateljan). (George Mateljan Foundation). (Copyright 2001-2009).

The benefits of eating healthy will explain the concept of eating healthy will allow us to avoid getting sick as often. In studies done in the past years inside large organizations it is said that all people will benefit from eating healthy. In these types of large organizations the policies are to be about [Passive voice] improving the physical and mental health of all employees.

Some of the things that employers will be going over with their employees will be advice, education, and services on how to get healthy and stay healthy.

The examples of healthy food choices will tell us [Possible error: If this word refers to a human being, people are never “that” or “which,” they are “who”] some of the food choices that we make will help us to get healthy and stay healthy. Some of the food choices that we make will also help to steer us away from some types of illnesses.

The examples of healthy foods will also consist of some healthy food recipes that are high in potassium and protein, and will also explain what could happen if we eat foods that contain fat. Some examples of healthy foods would take us back to our food pyramid. These healthy foods would consist of dairy, meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, and fats, oils, and sweets.

To [Clear writing suggestion: the meaning will be the same (and less wordy) by removing “in order”] live longer we must eat healthy and have a regular exercise. With a daily diet plan, the food groups and daily intake of food groups, the benefits of eating healthy, and healthy food examples; we can live healthier and longer. Healthy eating will not only keep us healthy but will cut down on the expense of a doctor.

References:

1)     Healthy People 2010, (FDA). (No date). Schools, Worksites, and Nutrition Counseling, (19-15). Retrieved 10/07/2009 from http://www.healthypeople.gov/document/HTML/Volume2/19Nutrition.htm#_Toc490383127

2)     Mayo Clinic. (2008, February 14). Nutrition and healthy eating. Mayo Clinic staff. Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid. Retrieved 10/07/2009 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/NU00190

3)      Mayo Clinic. (2009, January 20). Nutrition and healthy eating. Mayo Clinic staff. Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid: A sample menu. (4 )[A numeral to start a sentence is inappropriate in academic writing–write out the number or restructure the sentence] (5). Sample menu. (p.2). Retrieved 10/07/2009 from

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