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The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises consumers to eat right and be physically active to live a healthy lifestyle.  Make healthy food choices by selecting foods from every food group to help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.  The combination of a exercise and sensible food choices equals a recipe for a longer life.

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Nutrition Facts labels are required on many foods.  The information on the panel helps consumers make informed food choices to create a healthy diet.  Just knowing how much is a serving size can help control calorie intake. 

Nutrition Facts Label

 

Nutrient Analysis

USDALooking for the nutrient composition of a food?  The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory has an online searchable database with this data at your fingertips.

USDA Nutrient Database
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Looking for information on the Dietary Reference Intakes?  The USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center can help with their Dietary Guidance web site.


 
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