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Start the New Year With More Fruits and Vegetables

Start the New Year With More Fruits and Vegetables

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Do you eat fruit at least two times per day and vegetables three times a day?

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With Protein Foods, Variety is Key

With Protein Foods, Variety is Key

During the holidays, we often have a chance to taste new foods and old family favorites. Remember to vary your protein sources. We all need protein in our diet to build and repair our cells and maintain good health. People age 9 or older need 5 to 7 ounces of protein foods each day. When you are choosing protein foods, include foods from animal sources (meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs) and foods from plant sources (beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds).

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Make Half Your Grains Whole

Make Half Your Grains Whole

During the upcoming holiday season, we often enjoy stuffing, breads and other delicious grain foods. Did you know you can make your holiday dishes healthier by swapping in some whole-grain ingredients?

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Focus On Fruits

Focus On Fruits

At this time of year, you may be enjoying fresh apples from a nearby tree or other fresh fruit available at your local farmers market or grocery store. Try these 10 tips from www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you eat more fruits.

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Increase Your Veggie IQ!

Increase Your Veggie IQ!

At this time of the year, children are heading off to classrooms to learn new skills. We are never too old to learn new things. Learning new vegetable shopping and preparation skills may help us save money and include more veggies on our plate.

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Portion Size Vs. Serving Size

Portion Size Vs. Serving Size

I keep hearing the message that we should manage our portion sizes. Is a portion size the same as a serving size?

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What's for Dinner? Quick and Healthful Meals!

What's for Dinner? Quick and Healthful Meals!

Sometimes after a busy day, preparing a meal may seem like too much work. However, eating out can put a dent in your budget. These easy tips can help you put a meal on the table in minutes and save you money, too.

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Advice for Healthy Eating

Advice for Healthy Eating

I’m trying to eat healthier, but I need some advice. I heard about MyPlate, but how do I make that work for me?

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Check Out ChooseMyPlate.gov

Check Out ChooseMyPlate.gov

Nutrition advice has had a makeover. Instead of a pyramid, a plate now shows healthful eating recommendations for fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.

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