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Basics of a Healthy Diet

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Need some help planning a healthy diet? Check out the resources below! If you want more individualized help, visit our Nutrition Counseling Services page.

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MyPlate

Many of the basics to eating healthy are encompassed in MyPlate. MyPlate is a guide published by the USDA that visualizes what a well-rounded diet looks like. Half of the plate should be fruits and vegetables, a quarter should be grains, and another quarter should be protein with diary or dairy alternatives supplemented in as well. Other important tips on eating healthy can be found at ChooseMyPlate.gov.

MyPlate

How to Read the Nutrition Facts Panel

Nutrition Facts Panel for Pretzels
https://www.fda.gov/food/new-nutrition-facts-label/how-understand-and-use-nutrition-facts-label

The nutrition facts panel can be tricky to interpret, but it is important in helping you choose healthy foods. Check out the FDA website for tips on reading the nutrition facts panel.

Other Resources

Check out these other reliable resources below for more info on a healthy diet.

eatright.org

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