Smart Food Choices

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Eating healthy food in today’s fast-paced world can be a challenge. Shop at farmers markets for the freshest fruits and vegetables. Here are some tools to help you make smart food choices at home and on the go.

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    My Plate provides interactive tools to help you make smart choices and find a balance between food and physical activity
  • Find out more about food labels
  • Take the portion distortion quiz and find out how much physical activity you need to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions
  • Worksite Wellness has nutrition guidelines policies to help you eat healthy at work
  • Eat Healthy, Be Active Community workshops
  • Fruits and Veggies on the Go! eating fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy diet and may help in preventing chronic diseases
  • Eat Smart - ditch the junk and eat nutritious foods with these American Heart Association suggestions

Eating healthy on a budget

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Eating healthy does not have to break your budget. Following are tips to help stretch your food dollars.

  • Prepare a shopping list
  • Avoid impulse purchases
  • Check the store ads and purchase sale items
  • Purchase store brands
  • Avoid shopping when you are hungry
  • Prepare meals with less meat; use more dried beans, nuts and tofu for protein
  • Reduce prepared foods and increase meals cooked from basic ingredients
  • Limit meals away from home