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Eating nutritiously is more than eating healthy; it is about eating balanced. Balanced nutrition is essential for good health. Research has shown that a diet low in fat and rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables can help prevent chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes. However, there are a lot of mixed messages about what foods are healthy or nutritious. With so much information at your fingertips, it can be hard to sort through what is factual and what is not.




For more information, please visit:

How much should you be eating? Check out the New USDA MyPlate Icon!
http://www.choosemyplate.gov

Fruit & Vegetable Access in Your State
State Indicator Report on Fruits & Vegetables 2009

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Nutrition for Everyone
http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/index.html

Want interesting recipes using fresh fruits and vegetables? Visit Fruits and Veggies Matter.gov for more information.
Fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov