Does your plate look like this?
- What is one servings of a food group?
- How to use these servings when planning your meals?
- How to read a food label (or nutrition facts panel)?
Are you incorporating all these important food groups in your day?
Your Plate Basics:
Fruits and Vegetables
Eat one dark green and one orange vegetable everyday
Eat more fruits than vegetables
Prepare vegetables and fruits with little or no fat, sugar or salt
Make at least half of your grains products whole grain everyday
Choose grain products that are lower in fat, sugar or salt
Drink skim, 1% or 2% milk everyday
Choose lower fat dairy products (yogurt and cheese)
Meat and meat alternatives
Select lean meats and alternatives with little or no added fat or salt
Eat meat alternatives such as beans, lentils and tofu often
Eat at least two servings of fish every week
Fats and Oils
Include small amounts of unsaturated fat every day
Satisfy your thirst with water
Limit food and beverages high in calories, fat, sugar or salt
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