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Food and Health 

FOOD & HEALTH

  

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, USDA and HHS, focus on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active in order to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health. These eating and physical activity patterns apply to all Americans ages 2 years and older, including those at increased risk for chronic disease.

Focus on these two concepts:

©      Maintain calorie balance over time to achieve and sustain a healthy weight.

©      Focus on consuming nutrient-dense foods and beverages.

 

 

Quick Guide to Healthy Living, National Health Information Center

Click on  http://www.healthfinder.gov/prevention to find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy

 

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Food & Health:

Health and Human Sciences Extension - Provides resources for consumers to understand and evaluate nutrition and food safety information.