Eating healthy means getting the right balance of nutrients your body needs. A healthy plan includes fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts, and whole grains.

It’s also important to balance food choices and control portion sizes. You don’t have to give up foods like hamburgers and ice cream to eat healthy. You just have to be smart about how often and how much you eat.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Organize a Fear Factor event. Prepare unusual fruits and vegetables, cut them into bite-size pieces. Get your classmates to taste and guess what it is. 
  • Host a healthy meal scavenger hunt. Divide into teams and head to the market. See which group can plan the most nutritionally balanced meal. 
  • Host a traditional foods cooking class or cooking contest. Find recipes and get ideas at:
  • Celebrate a “Salute to the Troops.” Invite local veterans to lunch. Serve Hero Sandwiches, All-American Apples, and Military Milk.

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