You are what you eat!

Feeling tired, worn out, achey?… You are probably eating too much junk. Make a change in your life- TODAY!
EAT your way to Good Health.

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Fruits

Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.

Vegetables
Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.

Grains

Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.

 

Proteins
All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group.

Dairy

Milk and milk products- cheese, yogurt, and even frozen treats (go for low fat- milk and yogurt have less fat than ice cream.)

 

 

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Walking- The best exercise!

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TRY FOR FIVE A DAY!
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Some tips to sneak them into your meals-

Breakfast:

· Add fruit to your morning cereal (try fruit with a little cereal instead of cereal with a little fruit.)

· Use fruit and yogurt instead of milk with your cereal.

· Cut up oranges and sprinkle granola on them for a breakfast treat.

Lunch:

· Try peanut butter with thinly sliced apples or pears instead of jelly.

· Add greens to your sandwich (cilantro, sprouts, lettuce, peppers, celery, onions.)

· Have an apple or applesauce instead of a cookie for a sweet finish to your meal.

Snacks:

· Chunks of apple with yogurt dip for after school or after work.

· A bowl of orange wedges and nuts make a great snack.

Supper:

· Add cut up broccoli to macaroni and cheese for the kids (and grown-ups.)

· Add vegetables to crumbled hamburger to make your own “helper”- with cabbage, carrots and celery or add potatoes and onions. Think outside the box!

· Add life to your favorite casserole dish with cooked carrots or green beans.