Making Healthier Food and Drink Choices
A look at U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is a time to focus on making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Small changes to the way you eat can have big health benefits - helping to prevent health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, and type-2 diabetes.
Healthy Eating Patterns
The Dietary Guidelines focuses on eating patterns - the combination of food and beverage choices over time. Healthy eating patterns include a variety of nutritious foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, low-fat and fat-free dairy, lean meats and other protein foods and oils. They limit saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium.