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Top 5 Tips for Eating Healthier

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  1. Choose more plant-based proteins – legumes, nuts, seeds and soy products – as your protein source (protein should fill ¼ of your plate). Then choose lean animal protein – poultry and fish. See our protein guide.
  2. Choose whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans at least 70% of the time instead of highly processed foods, which are low in fiber, phytochemicals and water, contain high amounts of salt and added sugar. Whole foods help you feel full and well fueled!
  3. Have washed, freshly cut vegetables in your fridge and on your countertop when the kids come home from school. Try thinly sliced cucumbers marinated in their favorite dressing, jicama with cilantro bathed in orange juice or purple carrots dipped in hummus.  Track your colorful foods that shield your body from cancer.
  4. Make your family’s plates more colorful by adding in your favorite cut up vegetables to brown rice, quinoa, spelt, or amaranth! To start, mix equal portions of brown rice with quinoa and add in chopped and sautéed colorful bell peppers.
  5. Encourage and help your children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.  This can be done at school, through a team sport, exergaming, biking and/or at home with family. Remember 15+15+15+15 adds up to 60 minutes! Track your activity with the Super Crew fitness tracker.

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  1. Kate H on May 30th, 2013 10:48 am

    Wow- great tips! Easy to understand and very helpful.

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