BUILD HEALTHY EATING HABITS - Fresh Dish Post from Price Chopper


January 9th 2024

Healthy eating is important at every life stage, with benefits that add up over time, bite by bite. Small changes matter.

A plate showing the nutritional proportions for your food groups

Think of each change as a personal “win” on your path to living healthier. Start with a few of these small changes:

  • Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Focus on whole fruits.
  • Vary your veggies.
  • Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy.
  • Make half your grains whole grains.
  • Vary your protein routine.
  • Don’t forget physical activity! Kids need 60 or more min/day and adults need 150 or more min/week.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less added sugars, saturated fat and sodium.

All food and beverage choices matter – focus on variety, amount and nutrition.

  • Focus on healthy food and beverage choices from all five food groups.
  • Eat the right amount of calories for you based on your age, sex, height, weight and physical activity level.
  • Eat a variety of protein foods such as beans, soy, seafood, lean meats, poultry and unsalted nuts and seeds.
  • Choose whole-grain versions of common foods such as bread, pasta and tortillas.

Make healthier habits easier.

  • Buy fruits to have them available to add to your meal or eat as a snack.
  • If you buy juice, select 100% fruit juice.
  • Fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables count, too. Look for “reduced sodium” or “no-salt-added” on the label.
  • Choose whole-grain versions of common foods such as bread, pasta and tortillas. Check the ingredients list for words “whole” or “whole grain.”
  • Select seafood twice a week.
  • Choose lean cuts of meat and ground beef that is at least 93% lean.
  • Lactose intolerant? Try lactose-free milk or a fortified soy beverage.

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