Green Pea Snack Crisps (Harvest Snaps)

Green Pea Snack Crisps (Harvest Snaps)

Friday Food Talk with Food Coach: Every Friday we will be rating a food product with our Food Coach. The purpose is to learn about foods you consume on a regular basis (or new ones you should try!) in order to better make informed decisions about what you eat!

This week we chose Green Pea Snack Crisps (Harvest Snaps), baked snack made from whole peas comes in different flavors. We chose slightly salted one.  This is what our Food Coach found.

 Yellow Dot | Healthy Balance Food

This food is rated as a yellow dot, healthy balance food in our food rating system due to following healthy qualities that are known to promote positive health and well-being if consumed as a part of a healthy diet.

  • Moderate in calories per serving
  • Healthy balance of fat
  • Healthy balance of saturated fat
  • Does not contain trans fats, artificial colors or preservatives
  • Healthy balance of sodium
  • Healthy balance of carbohydrates
  • Healthy balance of proteins
  • Healthy balance of fiber
  • Healthy balance of added sugars
  • Healthy balance of added ingredients

In addition, please be aware that this food:

  • Is not a significant source of Calcium. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and vital for health and wellness. The food label daily value for calcium is based on 1300 mg per day for adults and children > 4 years.  Dairy foods have been used for centuries to get enough calcium, but it is also fortified in many foods in U.S. food supply. MyPlate recommends 2- 3 servings of dairy foods daily on a general healthy diet. No single food can supply all the nutrients that your body needs. So, make sure you eat the recommended servings from each food group of MyPlate (choosemyplate.gov) for your age and gender for optimal nourishment and good health.
  • Is not a significant source of Iron. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources:  According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, iron is the most common nutrient deficiency in the U.S. Iron is vital to carry oxygen from your lungs to every cell of the body to survive. Nutrition fact labels are based on an 18 mg iron requirement daily for adults and children > 4 years old.  A healthy diet is the key to getting the iron you need.  Lean meats, beans, legumes, and green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron. Many cereals are also fortified with iron in the U.S. food supply.  No single food can supply all of the nutrients that your body needs, so make sure you eat the recommended servings from each food group of MyPlate (choosemyplate.gov) for your age and gender for optimal nourishment and good health. 
  • Is not a significant source of Vitamin D. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources and some sunlight exposure:  Vitamin D is absolutely needed for good health. Insufficient vitamin D can cause many health problems. It is especially crucial for bone health and immune system function. Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem because very few foods provide enough vitamin D. Our body makes most of it from the sun exposure and rely on fortified food supply.  Individual Vitamin D needs vary.  The daily value on the nutrition facts label is based on 20 mg of vitamin D for adults and children > 4 years old.  Make sure you eat the recommend servings from each food group of MyPlate (choosemyplate.gov) for your age and gender for optimal nourishment and good health.
  • Is not a significant source of Potassium. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources: Potassium is an essential mineral for the body that has many health benefits. Potassium helps to regulate fluid balance in the body and can also decrease the risk of stroke, kidney stones, and can even help to lower blood pressure. The Food and Drug Administration set the daily value for potassium at 4700 mg per day for adults and children >4 years old. No single food can supply all the nutrients that your body needs so make sure you eat the recommend servings from each food group of MyPlate (choosemyplate.gov) for your age and gender for optimal nourishment and good health.

Conclusion: This food may be incorporated into your meal plan but should be consumed with caution to be in balance with your daily caloric and nutrients need. Pay attention to the serving size in the packet.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this food rating is not a medical advice. This can be only used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet to your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider prior to following any diet plan to ensure your personal medical nutritional needs. Thank you!

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