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Eating Healthy with MyPlate!

Have you heard of MyPlate? It’s an easy way to build healthy eating habits and portion control. The MyPlate graphic below shows you the recommended amount of each food group to eat per meal. Unlike the classic food pyramid, this

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All About Grains

Grains are any food made from the seeds of certain plants, like wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or cereal. Foods made from grains include breads, pasta, grits, tortillas, oatmeal and popcorn. In fact, grains are the world’s single biggest source

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What are proteins?

Proteins are a large and diverse food group, commonly found in animal products but also in some plant-based sources. Protein-rich animal foods include meats (beef, lamb, pork), poultry (chicken, duck, turkey), seafood, and eggs. Plant-based proteins consist of peas, beans,

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Fruits and Vegetables: Half of Your Daily Diet!

Compared to other food groups, fruits and vegetables add the most color to your diet! Besides looking pretty, fruits and veggies contain important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and nutrients needed for a healthy diet. A diet high in these foods can

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An Insider’s Guide to MyPlate’s SuperTracker

How well are you keeping your New Year’s resolution? MyPlate’s SuperTracker can help you and your family stay on the healthy track all year long.

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Dairy smarts: Make the switch from whole to low-fat milk

Milk products pack a healthy dose of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Make the healthy choice and choose low-fat or fat-free milk products.

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Become a Label Detective: Can you spot the salt?

Learn how you can lessen the salt in your family’s diet by following a few simple steps.

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Practice Moderation in 2012: Enjoy your food but eat less

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean forgoing your favorite foods. Learn how to eat them in moderation, as part of a healthy diet.

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Decoding the MyPlate Messages: Make half your grains whole

Have you taken a look at the new MyPlate graphic that replaced the old food pyramid? Learn more about MyPlate’s whole grains message and simple ways your family can make half your grains whole.

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