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Your Questions Answered By Sue Keeney

Dear Sue,
There is so much information out there about healthy eating and how much exercise we need. It is hard to know what to believe. I thought I was supposed to be following the Food Pyramid but now all I can find is something that looks like a plate. Which one is it? Where should I go to find accurate, up-to-date information?
Wanda Behellthy

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MyPlate Tip

There is more than one way to eat healthfully and everyone has their own eating style. Make healthier choices that reflect your preferences, culture, traditions, and budget. Choose fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein foods to get the most nutrition and meet your personal calorie needs. Aim for a variety of foods and beverages from each food group and limit saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.


Freshen up the Fridge

Having a clean refrigerator prevents food waste because you can easily see what you have on hand and what needs to be eaten up soon. Having a clean refrigerator also lowers your risk of food-borne illness because foods are more likely to stay at the appropriate temperature and less likely to spoil.