Mission: Good Nutrition

Assorted fruits and vegetablesGoal:

Replace junk food and foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt with healthy, balanced meals that contain lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Rewards:

  • You will feel full and satisfied
  • You will nourish your mind and body
  • The nutrients will lower your risk for obesity, diabetes, and cancer
  • You will be provided with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that you need
  • You will enjoy increased mental clarity and physical health

10 Tips for Your Health:

  • Trade in your sugary beverages and drink water (8 glasses a day) instead.
  • Stop snacking during TV time. Mindless eating while watching TV is not good for you.
  • Do away with larger-than-life portions by asking your waiter to wrap up half your meal before he serves your food. This way you’ll cut out half the calories!
  • Say bye-bye to white bread and look for labels that say “whole grain”. Make half your grains whole grains instead!
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%)  milk—you get the same amount of calcium but way less fat.
  • You can get plenty of protein from low-fat dairy, beans, eggs, nuts, and fish, so make red meat a treat.
  • Fresh is best—pick fruit instead. Your body will thank you.
  • GREEN is a beautiful thing! Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Slow down! It takes about 20 minutes for you to feel full after eating. Listen to your body.

Which foods provide which vitamins? Take a look at the Vitamin Chart to see which foods you can select to power your health.

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