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Finding Your Way to a Healthier You

Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Feel better today. Stay healthy for tomorrow.

Here’s how: The food and physical activity choices you make every day affect your health—how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. The science-based advice of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 in this booklet highlights how to:

  • Make smart choices from every food group.
  • Find your balance between food and physical activity.
  • Get the most nutrition out of your calories.

You may be eating plenty of food, but not eating the right foods that give your body the nutrients you need to be healthy. You may not be getting enough physical activity to stay fit and burn those extra calories.

This booklet is a starting point for finding your way to a healthier you.

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