What are the building blocks of a healthy diet?

  • Whole grains
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Lean meats, legumes and eggs
  • Healthy fats from nuts and plant oils

Remember that what you drink is part of your nutrition picture as well. Let water be your   beverage of choice whenever possible. Try to moderate sugary juices and sodas.

Confused about portions? Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruit, one-fourth with protein (meat, eggs, legumes) and the other fourth with grains (bread, pasta, etc.) If you want seconds, allow yourself another plate filled with vegetables and fruit only.