- A lifetime of healthy eating helps prevent chronic diseases.
- Healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools we have to reduce the onset of disease.
- Following a healthy eating pattern that’s right for you is important to improving health through nutrition.
- A healthy eating pattern includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, fat-free or low-fat dairy, and oils (including natural oils and those from plants).
- Healthy eating patterns limit added sugars.
- Healthy eating patterns limit saturated and trans fats.
- Healthy eating patterns limit sodium.
- Most Americans can benefit from making small shifts in their daily eating habits to improve their health over the long run. Small shifts in food choices can make a difference in working toward a healthy eating pattern that works for you.
- Regular physical activity is one of the most important things individuals can do to improve their health.
- Everyone has a role — at home, school, workplaces, and food retail outlets — in supporting healthy food choices.
- A healthy eating pattern includes a variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups—dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy, and other; fruits, especially whole fruits; grains, at least half of which are whole grains; fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages; a variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), and nuts, seeds, and soy products; and oils
- You can download a very large .pdf of the "dietary guidelines" here.
- I am not sure what happens if you didn't grow up eating well and exercising, and you're over 50 now. Too late to change?
Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 461st time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.