Healthy Eating—It’s Up to You

Now that you know the basics of healthy eating, you can make a healthy food plan and put it into action. Just remember variety, moderation, and balance in your meals and your exercise program. Use common sense and the Food Pyramid when planning your meals. When shopping, read food labels and choose the foods that are nutritious; avoid foods with empty calories. Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains.

By using the tools and following the guidelines in this booklet, you’ll be on your way to better health. You will not only reduce your chances of developing a chronic disease, but you’ll also look better, feel better, and have more energy.