Your Decisions Matter!
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “All food and beverage choices matter. Choose a healthy eating pattern at an appropriate calorie level to help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, support nutrient adequacy, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.” Follow this advice by being thoughtful about exactly what you put on your fork.
What’s in a Healthy Eating Pattern?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have lots of resources to help you make choices that are good for your health.
This means making healthful choices when it comes to…
- Whole grains
Skip foods with lots of added sugars, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium and focus on nutrient-dense foods instead.
Here's the printable handout! Enjoy!
PS: Check out these other great fork resources for National Nutrition Month!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.