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Session 4-2

Ways to Eat Healthy

Healthy eating is determined both by HOW we eat and WHAT we eat.

“WHAT” to eat:

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Everything you eat and drink over time matters.

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The right choices can help you be healthier now and in the future.

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Start with small changes to make healthier choices you can enjoy.

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Use the My Plate suggestions to help find your healthy eating style and maintain it for a lifetime.

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MyPlate

MyPlate is a general guide to healthy eating. It is based on research about nutrition and health. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has suggestions for what and how much people should eat, depending on their sex, age, and level of physical activity.

Interactive Plate Tool

Please tap on different food ingredients to see more detailed information.

Interactive Plate Tool
Fruits Grains Vegetables Protein Dairy

Fruits

Focus on whole fruits.

Grains

Grains, (like wheat, oats, and rice and legumes like peas & beans – Make at least half of the grains you eat whole grains).

Vegetables

Vary your veggies.

Protein

Go lean with protein.

Dairy

Get your calcium-rich foods.

Learn More

Watch the video below, and go to choosemyplate.gov for more about this useful tool.