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Eating Smart

Following healthy eating patterns are important for everyone. Following healthy eating patterns means eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, leans protein sources, low-fat and non-fat dairy products and reducing the amount of fat and sugar.

If you would like a specific and individualized nutrition plan, please speak with a registered dietitian.

All Foods Fit

You do NOT have to give up all your favorite foods to eat better. All foods can fit into a proper diet, there are just some that you have to eat less often or in smaller amounts. Follow MyPlate and use caution when you see nutrition and diet plans that restrict certain foods or food groups all together.

Why Should I Eat Better?

Eating better can help you look and feel better, control your weight, have more energy, and lower your chances of developing certain diseases. It can also help your kids do better in school, grow up strong, and feel better about themselves.