Nutrition, Weight Loss and Healthy Eating
Nutrition is the heart of a healthy life.
Eating right has a profound effect on your risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Choosing healthy foods is simple and leads to a longer, better life.
These basic guidelines have been shown over and over again to deliver better health and less risk of disease over time. They're also the best place to start for managing your weight.
Check out the DASH Diet for a proven eating plan for heart health, general health, and weight control.
The Mediterranean eating plan emphasizes some of the same healthful eating approaches and is a good choice for flavorful, lifelong healthy eating.
Reaching a healthy weight has a big influence on your health and well-being, and unfortunately, most Mississippians are overweight or obese. Here's how to change that.
Links referenced on this page
|Try these recipes
|Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids
|Healthy eating for seniors:
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
|Healthy Cooking and Healthy Eating Out:
|More about the DASH diet
|About the Mediterranean Diet
|Mediterranean Eating for the Whole Family
|How many calories a day do you need?
|Weighing Right for Your Height:
|Ways to get active:
|Food and Activity Guides
|MSDH nutrition resources:
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