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