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With all the conflicting nutrition information you hear on TV or read in newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet, how do you know what to believe about what is or is not healthy eating?

Throughout the Eat section of the website, you will learn about the current nutrition and health recommendations established by the leading nutrition and health experts in the U.S. These recommendations are known as the Dietary Guidelines and are intended for all healthy adults and children ages two and over. The guidelines are simple to follow and easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

When followed, these recommendations may help you to delay or avoid the most common health problems and chronic diseases we face in our country today, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

In this section you will find great information on the My Plate recommendations for you and your family, information about each of the five food groups that make up My Plate, and how to make family mealtime a fun priority in your house.