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Exploring MyPlate: Go Lean with Protein - FN724
Protein is important to have in your diet because it plays a part in the health and maintenance of the body. Choosing protein foods that are lean and low in cholesterol will give you the needed nutrients without the extra fat.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Exploring MyPlate: Get Your Calcium-rich Foods - FN723
The dairy group is an important part of the new food icon at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov . MyPlate provides individual recommendations based on age, sex and activity level for each group. The online tool can help you with an eating plan personalized for you.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Exploring MyPlate: Focus on Fruits - FN722
Fruits are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals (“phyto” means plant). The usual sweetness of fruits makes them an enjoyable food.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Exploring MyPlate: Budgeting Total Calories - FN720
Each person has a daily calorie budget. Calories are units of energy. You spend calories to maintain body functions and provide energy for physical activity. If you take in more calories than you burn, you may “bank” the extra as body fat.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Exploring MyPlate: Find Your Balance Between Food and Physical Activity - FN721
Do you consider yourself to be physically active? You probably are more active than you think. According to the MyPlate recommendations at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov, being physically active is “movement of the body that uses energy.” Calories are units of energy. You use up calories when you are active. The more time and intensity you put into an activity, the more calories you burn.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Have a Healthy Heart - FN589 - Condensed Version
Have you thought about your heart lately? On average, your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. Taking this hard-working group of muscles for granted can be easy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. This is the condensed version of the 8 page FN589, "Have a Healthy Heart".
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Have a Healthy Heart - FN589
On average, your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. Taking this hard-working group of muscles for granted can be easy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The purpose of this publication is to increase awareness of heart disease risk factors for women and ways for everyone to improve heart health through lifestyle choices. Having regular checkups and discussing any health-related issues with your physician or health-care provider is important.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Questions & Answers About School Lunchroom Strategies to Promote Health - FN1784
Research has shown that certain strategies can be implemented in the cafeteria setting that may help students make more nutritious food choices.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Gardening With Children - FN1372
This publication summarizes the benefits of gardening with children and provide information about basic garden preparation, tools and resources for parents/adults.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Nourish Your Bones - FN1488
Keeping our bones healthy is a lifelong process. As we get older, our bodies may break down bone faster than we can make new bone. This can cause problems if our bones don’t have enough stored nutrients to keep them strong. Eating nutrient-rich foods and getting weight-bearing physical acti vity help keep our bones in good shape no matter what our age.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
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