Why Offer Healthier Foods

Eating healthier foods is a key to living healthier lives. Most experts agree that it’s easier to eat healthy when cooking at home.  But most of us don’t plan our meals, don’t know what we’re cooking each night, and end up with fast or quick-serve food.With so much competition among restaurants — fast food, quick-serve and sit-down restaurants — it’s important to look for restaurants that offer healthier options for you and for your family. But don’t just take the restaurant’s word for it when it says “healthy option”. Be sure to look at the nutrition facts. Focus on healthier choices like:

With so much competition among restaurants — fast food, quick-serve and sit-down restaurants — it’s important to look for restaurants and dishes that offer healthier options for you and for your family. But don’t just take the restaurant’s word for it when it says “healthy option”. 

Obesity and chronic diseases, many caused by poor eating habits, can be controlled or even eliminated by following a healthy diet, losing weight and keeping a healthy weight for age, height and build. 

To be healthy, focus on healthier choices like:

Whole grains

Healthy Fats

Reduced Sugar

Weight Loss

Fiber

Reading Food Labels

Protein

 

In addition to the CDC, the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) offers great tips for healthier eating.  The Choose My Plate Top 10 Tips page gives you choices for food, meals, snacks, weight management and so much more. Visit their Choose My Plate Tips page to see how much you can learn about healthy eating.