Healthy Eating Made Easy
The website www.choosemyplate.gov teaches about five food groups for healthy eating. These food groups are Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods, and Dairy.
Fruits may be fresh, dried, frozen, or canned. Whole fruit has fiber. Fruit juice is in this group. However, the juice label has to say “100% fruit juice.”
Vegetables can be raw or cooked. They can be fresh, dried, frozen, or canned. Beans and peas are in the vegetable group. Beans and peas are also in the Protein Foods group. Try to fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables.
Grains are in two groups. Whole grains are whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, and brown rice. Refined grains are white flour, white bread, and white rice. Eat more whole grains than refined grains each day.
Protein Foods are meat, fish, eggs, and nuts. Eat lean meats when possible. Lean meats have little or no fat.
Dairy foods are milk and foods made from milk. Cheeses, yogurt, chocolate milk, and ice cream are in this group.
Use the website www.choosemyplate.gov to help you eat healthy and feel good.