A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: adequate fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. Your food and physical activity choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.These tips and ideas are a starting point. You will find a wealth of suggestions here that can help you get started toward a healthy diet. Choose a change that you can make today, and move toward a healthier you.
Make at least half your grains whole grains
Vary your veggies
Focus on fruit
Get your calcium-rich foods
Go lean with protein
Get more healthy eating tips from the Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series