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Eat Healthy

Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Take a small step to better nutrition today, and move toward a healthier you.

Importance of Good Nutrition

Everyone can benefit from eating healthy—from controlling your weight to preventing chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer. Eating healthy at a young age sets kids on the path to a healthy life, but remember, it’s never too late to get started.

Find out more about why good nutrition matters.

How to Eat Healthy

It’s easier than you think to start eating healthy! Set healthy eating goals to improve your nutrition.

Learn easy ways to improve your nutrition.

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program now offers healthier meals to help students energize and excel throughout the school day.

Help your kids start the day off right.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans help people make smart choices about food so they can live healthier lives.

Check out the latest guidelines.

#FitTip

Schedule physical activity like you schedule appointments. Planning increases your success.

Take advantage of daily deal websites to save on your favorite workout classes/memberships.

Add variety to water with refreshing additions such as lemons, limes, and/or strawberries.

Having fun while active is the key! Find activities that you enjoy & include friends/family.

If you haven't been active in a while, start small & build up. Some is better than none!

Use commercials for activity breaks. Squats and stretches are quick, excellent choices.

Skip adding salt when cooking; instead use herbs and spices to add flavor.

Teach kids the difference between everyday snacks (fruits/veggies) & occasional sweet treats.

Lettcue, whole tomatoes, red onion, and whole yellow pepper sitting together on a light colored cutting board
Mix veggies into your go-to dishes. Try spinach with pasta or peppers in tacos.

Come together as a family for meals. Spend time with the kids while modeling healthy eating.

Fitness is free—No equipment needed to walk, dance, hike & play. Just get moving & have fun!

Don't stress over a missed workout or sweet treat. Refocus and make the next choice healthy.

Pack your workout clothes at night before bed. You'll be prepared to be active the next day.

Find small activities to add to your work day like a lunch time walk or using the stairs.

Replace a coffee break with an outdoor walk—or take the coffee with you on your walk.

Your health journey is uniquely yours. Don’t compare—strive to be your best self & enjoy!
The fastest way to living healthy starts right now

Explore ways you can enjoy living a healthy and active life.

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Content created by President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Content last reviewed on January 26, 2017
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