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  1. Part 2: Making Healthy Food Choices

  2. Healthy eating begins with you! • As we age, we need: • Fewer calories • More of key vitamins and minerals • Make every food choice count!

  3. Building your healthy plate • Choose bright colored foods. • A diet should include: • Fruits • Vegetables • Whole grains • Low-fat dairy • Poultry • Fish • Nuts

  4. What does healthy eating look like? • A healthy meal should include: • Protein • Whole grain • Vegetable • Fruit • Low-fat dairy • Choosing foods from a variety of sources, providing you with a variety of nutrients in one meal.

  5. Why healthy eating pays off… Stay a healthy weight, stay independent Control your medical conditions, feel better

  6. Know your foods, use the facts

  7. Heart-Check Food Certification Program Nutrition Requirements

  8. Daily food choices for adults aged 60+ • Source:https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/Suggested-Servings-from-Each-Food-Group_UCM_318186_Article.jsp

  9. Don’t forget fluids • Water is an important nutrient too! • Drink small amounts of fluids consistently throughout the day (on a schedule) to maintain adequate hydration.

  10. 4 ways to eat healthy as you age • Know what a Healthy Plate should look like at your meals • Look for important nutrients: Protein + Vitamins + Minerals • Read the Nutrition Facts label • Use the Recommended Servings Chart to maintain a healthy diet

  11. For more information • Facilitators name and contact information • Name • Phone number • Email address • Join us for these classes to stay healthy! • Name, date, time, location • Name, date, time, location • Name, date, time, location