Eat Well       Benefits of Eating Well

How to Eat Well

Healthy Choices, Tips & Foods to Avoid

How to Eat Well
What foods are healthy?

  • Grains: whole grain rice, whole grain breads, whole grain pastas and cereals made with whole grains and oats
  • Vegetables: eat at least 3 servings of a variety of vegetables each day
  • Fruits: eat fresh, canned ("in its own juice") or frozen fruit (without added sugar) - limit fruit juices
  • Dairy: choose fat-free or low fat (1% or less)
  • Meat & Beans: lean meat & poultry - eat more fish, chicken, beans, peas, nuts and seeds
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools and advice to help you plan your food choices.

Tips for Families 
To help your children and family develop healthy eating habits:

  • Provide plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
  • Include low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products
  • Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and beans for protein
  • Serve reasonably-sized portions
  • Encourage your family to drink lots of water
  • Limit sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Limit consumption of sugar and saturated fat
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