Healthy Eating: balanced meal ideas, healthy foods and tips on feeding kids.

Healthy Eating

Healthy EatingHealthy eating and good nutrition start by making nutrient-rich, healthy food choices (foods with large amounts of vitamins and minerals in fewer calories) from all of the food groups. Choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods as the foundation of what you eat can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Healthy eating should be about positive choices, focusing on foods that provide the nutrients you need to maintain good health. Unfortunately, much of the dietary advice available today focuses on what you “cannot” or “should not” eat. Our nutrition education resources and healthy eating articles will help you determine what you can do to make healthy eating decisions.

Why Meals Matter

When family or friends come together to share a meal, they are sharing more than just food. Shared meals create time for connection and learning.

At Dairy Council of California we believe that family meals matter and encourage everyone to share a meal with a friend or relative at least once a day.

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All-Star Foods

A healthy diet is based on eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from each of the five food groups. But some foods offer additional health benefits beyond basic nutrition. These all-star foods not only provide nutrients but they may play a role in reducing your risk of disease – making them some of the best foods to eat.

Learn more about All-Star Foods:

Meal Ideas + Recipes

Our meal ideas and recipes are reviewed by a registered dietitian to account for nutrition, taste, and even the realities of preparing meals in our busy lives.

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Healthy Living

Our articles provide tips and advice for healthy living and encourage you to make the best diet and exercise choices most of the time. We will also help you make and set realistic goals that you can meet. Plus, learn about eating for long-term health.