NUTRITION (NUTRIENT DENSITY)
Healthy eating styles are based on choosing foods that contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other healthful nutrients or ingredients and choosing the amount of calories you need to maintain a healthy weight. The most nutritious or nutrient-dense foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seafood, eggs, beans and peas, unsalted nuts and seeds, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and lean meats and poultry – all with little or no saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
KEEP TRACK WITH MYPLATE TOOLS
MyPlate offers tools to help you better understand the variety, amount, and nutrition of the foods and beverages you choose. Select an option that meets your personal goals and learn more about what and how much you need.
- MyPlate Daily Checklists can help you make healthy choices from all five food groups healthfully. Use the checklist to track what and how much you eat from each food group. The MyPlate Daily Checklist can help you understand what and how much you need in a day.
- Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator will help you to check your weight status (normal weight, underweight, overweight, or obese). This tool is designed for adults and can help you make personal decisions about how to reach your goals.
Use the MyPlate Tools to create a healthier eating style. Everyone is different and using the Tools can help you make the best choices for you.