Healthy Living

Eat Healthy

Eating a nutritious diet can help you improve your overall health and maintain a healthy weight.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you:

Eat more....

  • Fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors
  • Whole grains (at least half of your grains)
  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy
  • Variety of proteins including seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, soy, nuts and seeds

Eat less....

  • Sodium
  • Cholesterol
  • Saturated fats
  • Sugary drinks
  • Refined grains

Be Active

Regular physical activity can improve your health, no matter your age.

If you're active, you can:

  • Lower your risk of certain illnesses and diseases
  • Help you lose weight
  • Help you keep off the weight

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend:

  • Children and teenagers get one hour of physical activity every day
  • Adults get:
    • Two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity weekly, or
    • One hour and 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, and
    • Muscle strengthening exercises at least twice a week
  • Any activity is better than none

Last Updated 6/17/2021