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Smart Choices: Nutriton and You
Nutrition and You

Follow the USDA Dietary Guidelines to improve your quality of life and to have a more productive life. (PDF format only)

Smart Choices: Benefits of Exercise
exercise

You'll feel better and have more energy. (PDF format only)

Smart Choices: Are You Shaped Like an Apple or a Pear?
shaped like an apple or pear

Research continues to indicate it’s better to be shaped like a pear than an apple. Fat pattern seems to be more important than the degree of fatness. Use this factsheet to help you determine your risk factors. (PDF format only)

Smart Choices: The Nifty Thrifty MyPyramid
mypyramid

Use the sample shopping list to help you make thrifty choices. (PDF Format Only)

Smart Choices: Need/Have/Purchase Worksheet
grocery list
My Grocery List: Use with Food Intake Pattern, Smart Choices Cards, Food List, Buying Guide and Menu Planner. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables
nutrients
Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who include more of these foods are less likely to have a risk of chronic diseases. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Breakfast Helps You Be a Better Student
breakfast
Did you know that eating a morning meal does make a difference in how well you do in school? (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Meal Planning Guide
meal planning guide
Choose foods from each food group every day when planning your meals. Use the sample grocery planning list to help you make thrifty food choices. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Wake Up to a Healthy Start
breakfast
People who eat breakfast think better, feel peppier, have better attitudes toward school or work and miss fewer days. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Help Your Heart
help your heart
The foods you eat now can help you have a healthy heart all your life. Eating too much fat when you’re young can lead to heart problems as you grow older. Help your heart by making healthy food choices. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Fascinating Facts About Milk
milk
You should eat dairy foods three times a day. Word activity and recipe for ice cream included. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Fruit - Two Will Do
fruit
Adults need at least 2 cups of fruit daily. Use these tips to get more fruit in your diet. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Scout Out Healthy Fast Foods
eating on the go
Eating on the go can be a challenge if you're trying to make smart choices. This fact sheet provides information to help you find healthier fast foods or snacks, including tips on foods to eat more often, foods to avoid and snacks you can take along. It also stresses reading the nutrition information label when selecting snacks. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Managing Your Food Dollars
managing food dollars
Have you ever had a month when you ran out of food money? Careful planning and shopping can help you buy more food with the dollars you have to spend. Use these tips so you and your family can get the nutrition you need to be healthy. (PDF Format Only)
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