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How can I eat healthy to have a healthy weight?

Essentially, healthy eating for a healthy weight can be boiled down to the following:

  • Eating the right kinds of foods -- foods with maximum amounts of healthy nutrients and minimal amounts of added sugar and solid fat.
  • Eating the right amounts of these foods, with choices from each of the five food groups -- in other words, meals that are planned and balanced.
Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens

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Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens

In a world of fast food, supersized sodas, and televised temptations, this guide shows how to buck the obesity trend currently in the national spotlight—and have fun doing it. Using a family...

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