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To feel your best, choose healthy meals and snacks. Take charge of the types of food that make it into your home, get prepared, and are served at mealtime. You lead by example when it comes to portion size and balancing your plate.
Information about healthy portion sizes is already in your hands — literally. Serving sizes of the different food groups can be remembered by looking at different parts of your hands. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a food guide with other tips to help you improve your eating habits. Learn more at www.choosemyplate.gov or by reading Eating to Feel Your Best.
By adding these habits into your daily life, you are giving yourself and the people around you a gift — skills to start living a healthy life. View Good Nutrition is the Basis of Good Health for more information.
Do you have members of your family who can’t eat certain foods? There are a lot of reasons people might avoid dairy, sugar, gluten, and other types of food. They might have a chronic condition, like heart disease, or an allergy.
Our lives are busy, and the convenience of vending machines and fast food restaurants is tempting. Making good food choices when you’re away from home is hard. If you need food that’s quick, here are some tips to help you make healthier choices …
Get the most health benefits out of a farmers market
A farmers market has more than just local, fresh food. It’s a chance to connect with nature and be more social. Try these ideas the next time you venture out.