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Make Sure You're Eating 
Foods from All Food Groups Every Day

 

Why?

 

  • Each food group has different nutrients that are important for a healthy diet, so it's important to eat foods from multiple groups each day

  • It's not difficult to put together a meal that has food from 2 or 3 groups

  • Healthy eating habits are linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and more

 

Tips

Here are some examples of healthy foods in each group

  • Vegetables - eat veggies of all colors - dark green, red and orange, and other like carrots, bell peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, and beets

  • Fruits - apples, oranges, berries

  • Grains - whole grain pasta, cereals, bread

  • Dairy - fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese

  • Proteins - fish, chicken, eggs, beans and peas, nuts, and seeds

Follow MyPlate guidelines and check out myplate.gov to find more ideas and guidance on eating foods from each group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

  • If you can, print out this MyPlate graphic and tape it up in your kitchen as a regular reminder

  • Check out more healthy living tips from Maimonides here.

We'd love to hear from you.

Let us know what types of healthy living tips would be most helpful to you - email myhealth@maimonidesmed.org.

 

 

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