Eating Healthy Anytime
Eating healthy means following a balanced diet. In this section, you’ll find dietary guideline information and tips for meeting those guidelines. Remember, you don’t need to try all the tips at once. Choose the steps that work for you and start today.
10 Tips for a Great Plate from the USDA
By making changes in three areas, you can take action and start on the road to healthier eating. For additional information visit the ChooseMyPlate.gov website where you’ll find information on meal planning and portion sizes.
- Balance your calories. Click to build a personalized daily food plan.
- Enjoy your food, but eat less.
- Avoid oversized portions.
Foods to Increase
- Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products.
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Make at least half your grains whole grains.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
Foods to Decrease
- Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt.
- Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.