BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life. It can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count.

Registered Dietician Ellen Mcknight has tips on how you can have a colorful and balanced plate.

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You’ll want a good balance of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy.

  • Fruits: Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Focus on whole fruits.
  • Vegetables: Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Vary your veggies.
  • Grains: Make half of your grains whole grains.
  • Protein Foods: Vary protein choices.
  • Dairy: Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt.

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