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Health Literacy Initiative 2017

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Proper Nutrition for Healthy Minds - Health Literacy Initiative theme

Keywords

Nutrition | Nutritional Support | Malnutrition | Child Nutrition | Nutrition for Seniors | Food Nutrients | Micronutrients | Nutrition Labels | Nutrition Facts | Food Labeling | Food Safety | Food Portioning | Food Portions | Serving Size | Meal Planning | Diet | Vegetarian Diet | Dietary Supplements | Dietary Protein | Dietary Fiber | Dietary Fats | Trans Fat | Saturated Fat | Eating Disorder | Body Mass Index (BMI) | Obesity | Weight Control | Weight Management | Cholesterol | Calcium | Vitamins | Pregnancy and Nutrition | Breastfeeding | Infant Nutrition | Newborn Nutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to:

  • Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
  • Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products
  • Drink lots of water
  • Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet

Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beginners

 

Online Resources for Beginners


Intermediate

 

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