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Planning A Healthy Diet

There are 6 diet - planning principles which must be considered when planning your meals.

  • Balance: This means that you should prepare food in proportion to each other and in proportion to the body's needs.
  • Adequacy: This means that the diet should provide nutrients, fiber, and energy in amounts enough to maintain health.
  • Calorie Control: Watch those calories! Select foods that have more nutrients. The amount of energy from foods should balance with the amount of energy that you use for physical activity.
  • Nutrient Density: Select foods that give you the most nutrients for the least energy.
  • Moderation: Don't overeat! Eat enough but not too much of a food.
  • Variety: Eat a wide selection of food items from the food groups.

Believe it or not, you are what you eat!!! So eat well and eat wisely.

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