What is a nutritious diet?
A nutritious diet includes a balanced mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Have you heard the saying 'everything in moderation?' Even healthy foods can become unhealthy if eaten too often in big servings.
To figure out proper serving sizes and food groups, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created MyPlate. MyPlate provides education and examples of food groups, including fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy. It is easy to get overwhelmed in the grocery store when faced with dozens of options of fresh, canned, frozen, and dried foods. You can learn how to read a nutrition label from the CDC so you can track the number of carbohydrates, fats, and other nutritional data.