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Healthy Eating

Links to places that you can learn more about eating healthy.

All about the Grains Group

*WG = whole grains, RG = refined grains. This is shown when products are available both in whole grain and refined grain forms.

All about the Vegetable Group

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All About the Fruit Group

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All about the Protein Foods Group

¼ cup (about 2 ounces) of tofu1 ox. tempeh, cooked¼ cup roasted soybeans 1 falafel patty (2 ¼", 4 oz)2 Tablespoons hummus

Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fats

The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Saturated fat and sodium are sometimes found naturally in foods and beverages. Sugars, sodium, and ingredients high in saturated fat can also be added during processing or preparing foods and beverages.

All about the Dairy Group

The amount of food from the Dairy Group you need to eat depends on age. Recommended daily amounts are shown in the table below.  

Choosing Foods and Beverages

The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Saturated fat and sodium are sometimes found naturally in foods and beverages. Sugars, sodium, and ingredients high in saturated fat can also be added during processing or preparing foods and beverages.

Nutrition (Nutrient Density)

Healthy eating styles are based on choosing foods that contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other healthful nutrients or ingredients and choosing the amount of calories you need to maintain a healthy weight. The most nutritious or nutrient-dense foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seafood, eggs, beans and peas, unsalted nuts and seeds, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and lean meats and poultry – all with little or no saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.

Start with Small Changes

Create an eating style that can improve your health now and in the future by making small changes over time. Consider changes that reflect your personal preferences, culture and traditions. Think of each change as a “win” as you build positive habits and find solutions that reflect your healthy eating style. Use the tips and links below to find little victories that work for you.

Physical Activity

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