Are you thinking about ways to improve your family’s diet and exercise habits, but you’re not sure where to start? There’s a lot of information on the internet, and it can be challenging to figure out where to go and what information you can trust. Don’t be discouraged, because the United States Department of Agriculture has an excellent resource for all things related to nutrition and physical activity. It’s called ChooseMyPlate.org.
They promote and provide guidance on all things that will help you improve your nutrition and physical activity, and they back it by research and analyses. They make eating and exercise guidelines easier to understand and easier to implement!
The MyPlate project specifically outlines what you should be eating each day—fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy—and how much of each you should consume. They also provide tips that really work on how to increase physical activity in your life. With tools like tip sheets, food trackers, BMI calculator, checklists, and recipes and menus, this website is a one-stop shop to getting your family started on a healthier path today!
Posted by ChooseMyPlate.org:
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:
- Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
- Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
- Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
- Support healthy eating for everyone.
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.
Build a Healthy Eating Style
- Focus on making healthy food and beverage choices from all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy to get the nutrients you need.
- Eat the right amount of calories for you based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.
- Building a healthier eating style can help you avoid overweight and obesity and reduce your risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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