Steps for a Healthier You!
҉ Make at least half of your grains whole – choose 100% whole grain breads, cereals, pasta, brown rice. These are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
҉ Make half your plate fruits and vegetables – Aim for fresh!
҉ Eat a variety of vegetables including dark green, red and orange, legumes (peas and beans) and starchy. Fresh, frozen or canned – choose those with “no added salt” or “reduced sodium.”
҉ Include fruits at meals and snacks – fresh, dried, frozen or canned packed in water.
҉ Eat a variety of protein, including seafood, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, peas and beans.
҉ Fat free or low-fat dairy products – including milk, yogurt, cheese.
҉ Oils – include healthy fats into your diet. This includes olive and canola oil. Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity at least 3 times a week.