Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Healthy eating can be simple — start with a shift to healthier foods and beverages. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a good place to start:

  • Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products.
  • Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Make sure your diet is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides a wealth of information on healthy eating as well as online tools to help you develop a healthy meal plan that meets your individual needs and goals.

Plan your weekly meals before you make your grocery list.

Make a grocery list to avoid buying items you don’t really need.

Food-Based Dietary Guidleines by country.

The Food Personality quiz is a fun, creative way to determine how you prefer to cook and prepare meals.