Nutrient Dense Foods

Achieving a healthy eating pattern means shifting typical food choices to more nutrient-dense options—that is, foods with important nutrients that aren’t packed with extra calories or sodium.

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How Many Calories Do You Burn?

Every minute of vigorous activity counts as two minutes of moderate activity. For example, 30 minutes of vigorous activity is equivalent to 60 MIE minutes. Light intensity activity and activity less than 10 minutes in duration do not count toward MIE minutes. Although, any activity is always better than none!

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Food for Thought…

Foods and beverages provided through school breakfast, lunch, and after school snack programs must meet
certain nutritional requirements to receive federal reimbursement.

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