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There is no secret to healthy eating. Be sure to eat a variety of foods, including plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain products. Also include low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, and legumes. Drink lots of water and go easy on the salt, sugar, alcohol, and saturated fat. Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle, that also includes regular physical activity, not smoking, and stress management. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
Here are some tips for healthy eating at home, work, and elsewhere to help you get started. Try some of these ideas.
5 A Day for Better Health, CDC
The 5 A Day Web site offers great nutrition information and advice.
The American Heart Association’s nutrition Web site is dedicated solely to nutrition. It offers nutrition basics, a tailored cookbook for those with heart disease or looking to prevent heart disease, helpful tips for eating out and supermarket shopping, and a special section on maintaining a healthy diet.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides advice about how good dietary habits for people aged 2 years and older can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
Food and Nutrition Topics from A to Z
This site complied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Information Center lets you search food and nutrition topics in both simple and detailed ways.
Health information from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The new USDA food pyramid replaces “one size fits all” with a customizable eating and exercise plan. Explore the new pyramid to learn about the food groups and to see how much physical activity you should be getting.
Shape Up America!
Shape Up America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life.
Also available, a brochure for consumers:
Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (PDF-255K)
If you are hungry for a healthier lifestyle, contact Associates in Nutrition Therapy today!