Food & Nutrition

FOOD GROUPS

YOUR FOOD CHOICES – THE INSIDE STORY

YOUR FOOD CHOICES While you enjoy the sensual qualities of food the mouth-watering appearance,  aroma,  texture, and flavor your body relies on the life-sustaining functions that nutrients in food perform. Other food substances, including phytonutrients (or plant substances), appear to offer even more health benefits beyond nourishment. What’s inside your food? (food choices) Nutrients Classified …

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FOOD GROUPS

FOOD GROUPS TO ENCOURAGE FOR GOOD NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Fruits, Veggies, Whole Grains, Milk, Priorities! Eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day is basic to good nutrition and health! Today we know much more about health-promoting nutrients found in these nourishing foods. (FOOD GROUPS) That means making fruits,  vegetables,  whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat milk and milk products a personal priority. Eat …

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WEIGHT

FOR HEALTH WEIGHT MANAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Despite known risks, overweight and obesity have become national and global epidemics, and not just for adults. Overweight among children and teens has risen dramatically within the past two decades. Key reasons? In the United States, typical eating and lifestyle patterns provide more calories (energy) than many people need: too many consumed, too …

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