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apple, water, measuring tapeIs it ok to be a little overweight?

Being healthy isn’t just about how much you weigh. Being healthy is about doing things such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, feeling good about yourself, managing stress, not watching … read more

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What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to your bones and teeth, and helps your … read more

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Foods such as beans and lentils are known as legumes. Legumes are good sources of protein and fiber, and are used in many different cuisines. In the US, you can … read more

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What is “healthy eating?” Healthy eating is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body strong, energized, and well nourished. When you eat well, you are … read more

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Soy refers to products such as soy milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, ice cream, nut butters, and other foods are all made from soybeans. Soy foods have recently become more popular … read more

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Many people may think they are allergic to milk, but in reality, only 1-3% of infants are actually born with a milk allergy, and most outgrow it by the time … read more

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Zinc is a mineral that is important for your immune system. Zinc is also needed for wound healing and normal growth and development. How much zinc do I need? Zinc … read more

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nutrition facts labelThe Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts Label explains what nutrients (components of food your body needs to grow and stay healthy) and how much of those nutrients are in found in one serving … read more

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A well-balanced diet includes all of the food groups. These food groups are vegetables, fruits, dairy, protein, grains, and fats. MyPlate is a tool which can help you choose healthy … read more

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