March 4, 2019

CAMC encourages healthy eating and smart food choices. Below are a few tips from the USDA's nutrition guidelines to help you adopt a healthy diet:

Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This can be achieved by incorporating fruit and/or vegetables with every meal.


Make sure at least half of your grains are whole. Examples of whole grains include whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat pasta. Look for key words like "100% whole grain." The Whole Grain Council stamp is on packages containing whole grain foods.

Choose lean proteins. When shopping for meat, look for words like loin, ground round, leg or wild game. Choose meat with the least amount of marbling, which is fat. Eat fish, which contain heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna and trout. Consider alternative sources of protein such as beans and legumes. They are a naturally low-fat, fiber-rich protein source.

Low fat or fat free dairy. Choose reduced fat cheeses, 1 percent or skim milk and fat free yogurt/cottage cheese.

Reduce your intake of added sugars. Limit drinking sweetened beverages and eating sweets. Don't add sugar to food and beverages (such as coffee or tea).

WATCH: Registered dietitian Lindsay Williams discusses healthy eating and offers tips to make smarter food choices for a healthy diet.

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