Eating For Life Program

Grocery Shopping

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Grocery Shopping

When you’re making food selections at the grocery store, select a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, and canned goods from the produce or frozen food aisles. Make sure they are packed without creams, sauces, and salt.

Lowfat and skim dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt are a good source of essential nutrients, and fortified soy beverages are a good source of calcium.

Avoid processed foods made with saturated and trans fats.

Healthier fat choices include liquid sprays, soft tub spreads, and canola and olive oils.

Select lean, well-trimmed cuts of meat. Fish, poultry, beans and peas are also excellent sources of protein and are good alternatives to beef and pork. 

When grocery shopping, look for the words “whole wheat” or “whole grain” at the beginning of the Ingredients list. Replace refined grains with whole grains, like whole wheat pasta and breads.

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