What is a healthy diet?
According to the USDA dietary guidelines, one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.
Key recommendations for weight management are:
- To maintain a body weight in a healthy range, balance calories from foods and beverages with calories expended.
- To prevent gradual weight gain over time, make small decreases in food and beverage calories and increase physical activity.
We at Thayer County Health Services strive to promote a healthy lifestyle. If there is a health topic you would like addressed in future events or would like more information on the classes listed, contact our Registered Dietician and Nutritionist, Kathy Retzlaff at 402-768-6041 or email her at email@example.com.