The Federal government has a new food icon, MyPlate, designed to serve as a reminder to help people make healthier food choices. Specifically, it can prompt people to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. The new icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. For more information on eating healthy, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Balancing Calories
  Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  Avoid oversized portions.
 
  Foods to Increase
  Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  Make at least half your grains whole grains.
  Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
 
  Foods to Reduce
  Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals and choose the foods with lower numbers.
  Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

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