Control what you consume!
dopting healthier eating and drinking
habits can be easier than you think. Below
are some tips from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in Atlanta on how to …
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1. Calculate a healthy food
budget for your family,
based on USDA’s LowCost Food Plan. (www.
2. Create a meal plan for
the week that uses similar
fruits and vegetables, prepared in different ways.
3. Cook enough for several
meals and freeze leftovers.
4. Buy fruits and vegetables
in season at farmers
markets or at your local
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Fit more fruits and vegetables into your
diet and your budget
5. Cook homemade soup as a healthy and tasty way to
6. Buy canned fruits and vegetables, which will last a
long time and can be a healthy addition to a variety
7. Freeze fruits and vegetables until you’re ready to add
them to a meal.
8. Get creative with your leftover fruits and vegetables.
Make salsa from your tomatoes and smoothies from
9. Pick your own produce at local farms in the late
summer and early fall.
10. Grow your own vegetables. Invest a little in seeds,
and get a lot of vegetables in return. Try indoor
pots or greenhouse growing for the cooler months.
Avoid portion-control problems
1. Spoil your dinner. If you feel hungry between meals,
eat a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit or small
salad to avoid overeating during your next meal.
2. Don’t eat from the bag. When you snack in front of
the TV, choose the amount that you plan to eat and
put it into a bowl. It’s easy to overeat when your attention is focused elsewhere.
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