Individuals / Prevention

Nutrition

Learning healthy eating is worth every bite.

The first step: Educate yourself. Don’t depend on a fad diet or something your friend heard. Pay more attention to the foods you are (and aren’t) eating, and you’ll make healthier choices.

Try to eat:

  • MORE fruits and vegetables (aim for at least five servings a day).
  • LESS solid fat (like butter and cream).
  • MORE whole grains, wheat bread, and brown rice.
  • LESS food high in saturated fat (like pizza).
  • MORE fish.
  • LESS alcohol.
  • MORE water (instead of sugary drinks).
  • LESS food overall.

ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great online resource to start you on your way to a healthier diet.

If you make eating healthier a daily habit, you’ll have a better chance of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding cancer.

The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) provides help to pregnant women; breastfeeding women and women who are not breastfeeding but who delivered a child six months prior; and children and infants who are less than five years old and reside in Delaware, have a nutritional risk, and meet income guidelines.

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