Lifestyle Tips

Nutrition and Health

Proper nutrition – eating the right types of food – is vital to maintaining overall health and a strong immune system. Eating the right amount of food can also help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

A healthy diet includes a variety of foods from all food groups:

•  Vegetables and fruit
•  Grain products
•  Milk and alternatives
•  Meat and alternatives

As a rough guide to meal planning, approximately half of each meal should be made up of vegetables and fruit, one-quarter of grain products, and one-quarter of protein (meat and alternatives, milk and alternatives). Use a small amount of healthy fats, generally vegetable oils.

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