What do we mean by healthy eating?
Consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day; choose lean, low-fat or fat-free meats, poultry, and milk or milk products; and reduce intake of saturated fat, sugar, salt and alcohol.
MyPlate Menu Planner
MyPlate uses the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and helps you to choose food and meals specific for your age, gender, and weight. Use this interactive MyPlate meal planning tool to compare your eating habits to MyPlate recommendations. You can enter foods eaten for today, or plan ahead for well balanced meals tomorrow. Watch the servings of healthy foods add up and note whether you exceed your suggested calorie level.
New Hampshire Farmer's Markets
Find a farmer's market near your neighborhood and support farmers growing local fresh produce. Farmer's markets aren't just for summer anymore either - there is a large selection of locations hosting winter farmer's markets statewide.
How do your food portions really measure up?
Balancing your food choices and calorie intake can be challenging today because portion sizes have grown over the past 20 years. In restaurants, the plate arrives with more than enough food for two people. Ever-larger portions change what Americans think of as a "normal" portion size and this affects eating habits at home as well. Take the stairs instead of the elevator--all of these add up.