Diet and Nutrition

Eating a healthy diet is important because healthy foods provide your body with the nutrients it needs to survive and thrive. By eating good foods and a healthy diet, our bodies recover quicker, heal, and remain strong.

Following these guidelines will provide you with the tools needed to choosing and maintaining a healthy diet:

Diet and Nutrition Guidelines

  • 1 Eat before grocery shopping to be less tempted to buy processed and premade foods.
  • 2 Skip the candy aisle and avoid picking up sweets in the checkout line.
  • 3 Make a grocery list and meal plan before you go to the grocery store.
  • 4 Explore new foods by choosing different fruits and vegetables to try each week.
  • 5 Pay attention to portion size, only eating until you feel full.
  • 6 Chew slowly and drink a lot of water with your meal to help break down food.
  • 7 Add fruits and berries to cereals instead of sugar for sweetness and flavor.
  • 8 Opt for fruits to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings instead of candy and baked goods.
  • 9 Include plenty of leafy greens on your dinner plate.
  • 10 Eat a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats each day.

Diet and Nutrition Checklist

  • Weekly meal plan created.
  • Grocery list made before visiting grocery store.