Eat Smart

Eating healthy means getting the right balance of nutrients your body needs to function properly every day. Along with getting plenty of exercise, it’s one of the best habits you can have. Sometimes it’s hard to know what and how much to eat. Check out the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Published by the U.S. government in 2005, this booklet can show you how to:

  • Make smart choices from every food group
  • Find a balance between food and physical activity that’s right for you
  • Get the most nutrition out of your calories

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Some content courtesy of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN). A complete copy of this information can be found at Additional content is courtesy of the Eat Smart, Move More Campaign from the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the N.C. Division of Public Health. The original content and additional information can be found at

Revised: May 31, 2011

This web site is designed for informational use only; it is not designed to give advice, diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition you may have. If you have any questions about your health, please contact your health care provider.