TIPS: Everyday Eating

by on February 19, 2016
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Foods and Nutrients to Increase

  • Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Low-fat or fat free milk
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Seafood
  • Monounsaturated Fats – Canola, olive, corn, peanut and soybean
  • Polyunsaturated Fats – Nuts, seeds, olives, avocados

More than one third of all calories consumed in America are solid fats and added sugars.

MyPlateFoods and Food Components to Reduce

  • Added sugars
  • Solid fats – Fatty animal-based foods, well marbled meat, poultry skin, bacon, sausage, butter, whole milk
  • Trans fats – Vegetable oils that are partially hydrogenated such as cookies, donuts, pastries and crackers
  • Refined grains
  • Sodium

Eat right with MyPlate Guidelines


This information gleaned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Summary presented here with permission.

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