Healthy Eating

What we eat is perhaps the most important component of maintaining a healthy weight. Eating healthy, nutritious foods is an important component of preventing and managing chronic disease. Healthy eating is a cornerstone of living a healthy lifestyle. It’s important for families to model and adopt healthy eating habits.

Here are some simple ways we can all improve our diets.

– reducing sugar consumption
– reducing consumption of processed foods
– increasing fruit and vegetable consumption
– drinking more water
– reducing high fat foods
– eating lean proteins
– adding nuts seeds and legumes to your diet.

Healthy Beverages

Sugary beverages are a major contributor to obesity and tooth decay in children and adults. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories.

Want help making healthier beverage choices? Here are 10 tips to get you on your way to making better beverage choices from the USDA’s Choose My Plate Guide.

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