Category Archives: Diet Choices

Choose Nutrient Dense Foods!

Nutrient dense foods? These are foods that provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, without additional calories from added fats, sugars and refined starches. Vegetables, fruit, whole grain breads, lean meats, beans, and low fat milk products are all nutrient dense foods if prepared without added fat and sugar. Meeting your nutrient needs using the MyPlate […]

Weight Loss and You

Can I lose weight and follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Yes! The Dietary Guidelines teach how to eat food that supplies the nutrients you need and allows you to attain and maintain a healthy weight. Adults with a BMI of 25 or over may benefit from gradual weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. […]

Do You Need A Vitamin/Mineral Tablet?

Although most nutrients can be obtained in adequate amounts naturally through food, the Dietary Guidelines suggest that fortified foods or supplements may be recommended in some instances: Persons 9 years and above – The MyPlate food group guidelines are designed to meet the nutritional needs for this age group in 1600 calories or over. Persons […]

No Meat

How can I follow the MyPlate food groups when I don’t eat meat? The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that you can get the nutrients you need to maintain health and prevent disease by eating specific amounts from these MyPlate food groups: Grains Group Vegetable Group Fruit Group Dairy Group Protein Foods Group Oils […]