Table 7-1.-Summary Information on Vitamins
Prepare fruits and vegetables for salads just
When salmon salad is prepared, save the juice
and use it in salad dressing or as a part of the
liquid for salmon loaf or sauce.
Prepare hot foods just in time to be served. Never
Menu planners should judge the nutritional
adequacy of their menus and special rations.
Detailed analysis of nutrients is not required if the
menu includes a wide variety of foods and the food
guide pyramid for daily food choices is used. This
pyramid provides a simple, quick, and reliable
method of judging the menus nutritional adequacy.
The guide divides commonly eaten foods into five
major food groups according to the nutritional
contributions they make.
FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID
In April 1991, the Secretary of Agriculture unveiled
the food guide pyramid, which replaced the basic four
prepare them early and reheat them.
The foods that we eat each day must supply the
proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins
that are needed to maintain the body in a healthy
condition. Most foods centain more than one nutrient,
but no single food provides all the nutrients in proper
quantities. Therefore, it is necessary for the diet to
include a variety of foods, and this is accomplished
through well-planned menus.