Healthy Food Choices
Proper nutrition is important for your health. Making good food choices, combined with regular exercise, can help you maintain a proper weight. If you are overweight, making small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference in your health. Follow these simple tips for proper nutrition.
Changing our eating behaviors can be challenging. Learn how making just one change can add to a healthier future.
See how choosing a variety of foods provides the assortment of nutrients your body needs to maintain good health.
Learn about choosing healthy carbohydrate foods for providing energy for your heart, brain and muscles.
Understand the important role protein plays in your body and the healthiest options for including it in your meals.
Learn what to do when faced with obstacles that sometimes get in your way of making healthy eating choices.
Learn strategies for making healthy food options readily available to help you make healthy choices every day.
You're on the go, and you can't always find time to focus on your health. Putting your health first isn't always easy or practical. But you may be overlooking one basic strategy: drinking water. Yes, although many of us reach for sodas, juice or sports drinks when we're thirsty, plain water is the healthy choice.
You're hungry, and that bag of chips in the vending machine sure looks good. Maybe you could wash it down with a soda. What's the harm, right? Well, it depends on how often you indulge. These are what we call "junk food," and they aren't good for your body.
With obesity on the rise and more fast food available than you can keep tabs on, it's more important than ever to understand how nutrition influences your health. This program shows you how to make better food choices, limit portions and manage special dietary needs. Sound nutrition when combined with physical activity can truly make a difference in not only how you look but also how you feel.
If you have a disease that's linked to inflammation, changing your diet may help. That's because some foods trigger inflammation, and other foods fight it. So if you know which foods to eat and which to avoid, you can reduce your risk of illness.
Calcium is a mineral that you get from your diet. It helps build strong bones when you're growing. It helps keep your bones strong as you age. But many of us don't get enough calcium. This raises the risk for osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones. Here's how to make sure you're getting enough calcium.
Zinc is a mineral we all need to be healthy. We get it from the foods we eat. Let's learn about zinc and how much we should be getting every day.
Shopping & Cooking
Preparing food in healthful ways helps to keep its nutritional value. Learn the best cooking methods for reducing fat and calories.
If you are trying to lose or maintain your weight, dining out can present a lot of pitfalls. It's easy to overeat at a restaurant, and it's easy to eat more salt, fat, sugar and cholesterol than you realize. But by following a few simple guidelines, you can make your restaurant experience as healthy as possible.
Learn simple strategies for making healthy food choices in Italian, Mexican, and Chinese restaurants.
Watch several examples of the strategies you can use to help make healthy food choices at fast food restaurants.
Learn the strategies you can use to manage your calorie intake and portion sizes when faced with food in social situations.
Familiarize yourself with MyPlate, a nutrition tool you can use to help choose healthy foods for yourself and your family.
Learn how many milk and milk products are recommended each day, according to the MyPlate nutritional guidelines.
See the difference between the healthy and unhealthy fats, and learn which you should be including in the foods you eat each day.
Once you are familiar with the parts of MyPlate, watch to see how it can be used to make the most of your healthy food choices.