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601 West Morgan Ave.

Chesterton, IN 46304

Phone: 219-983-3600

Dietary Guidelines

Take action on the Dietary Guidelines by making changes in these three areas.

Choose steps that work for you and start today.

Balancing Calories

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  • Avoid oversized portions.

Foods to Increase

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Make at least half your grains whole grans.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

Foods to Reduce

  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals - and choose the foods with lower numbers.
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Parent Resources

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Spark People
http://www.sparkpeople.com

National Institutes of Health
http://health.nih.gov/

Action For Healthy Kids
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org

American Dietetic Association
http://eatright.org

American Heart Association
 
Celiac Sprue Association

CDC Healthy Youth
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/choosing.htm

USDA Search for Nutrient Content of Foods
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search

How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html

INShape Indiana
http://www.inshapeindiana.org

Interactive Menu Planner
http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/menuplanner/menu.cgi

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
www.foodallergy.org/

Girl Power! Get Body Wise!
http://www.girlpower.gov/girlarea/bodywise

Kids Walk to School
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/

NASBE Healthy Schools
http://www.nasbe.org/healthy_schools/publications.htm

VERB: It’s What You Do
www.cdc.go/youthcampaign/

Purdue University Consumer and Family Sciences
http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/Extension/pdf/nutritionlinks.pdf

IN Safe Routes to School Program
 
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