Choosing healthier foods from all food groups is the foundation of a nutritious and balanced diet. Select a food group to learn more.
Amount to Eat
Eating right begins with understanding how much you need to eat from each food group. Amounts will vary for everyone. To determine what’s right for you, consider your age as well as your activity level, keeping in mind the more active you are, the more calories you will burn. The USDA provides recommendations for each age group for the different food groups. Select a food group to learn what's the right amount for you.
Serving sizes are the amounts of food the experts at the USDA recommend you eat. Familiarize yourself with the serving sizes of the foods you eat most often, and it will become easier to eat healthier meals. Select a food group to review specific serving sizes.
When you eat the right foods in the right amounts you’ll enjoy a variety of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and Type 2 Diabetes. You’ll also be happier, have more energy, and find it easier to manage your weight. Select a food group to learn more.
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The Healthy Savings program is designed to help you take a step towards a healthier diet. To make it easy, the program only promotes products that rank in the healthiest 1/3 of the foods in a typical grocery store.
The foods are rated within the independent and nationally renowned Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance system, which is aligned with the dietary guidelines of the FDA and USDA.
This gives you confidence that every product promoted in the program is a healthier alternative to most grocery products.
" Many people eat foods with too much solid fat, added sugar, and salt (sodium). Added sugars and fats load food with extra calories you don't need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure." -The USDA