The Food Pyramid as Enhanced by the
 United States Department of Agriculture

Why it's so important to reach a healthy weight

Reaching and maintaining a healthier weight is important for your overall health and well being. If you are significantly overweight, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer. For obese adults, even losing a few pounds or preventing further weight gain has health benefits.

What is a "Healthy Diet"?

The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that

TIPS and RESOURCES form the
United States Department of Agriculturefood pyramid


Your food and physical
activity choices each day affect your health—how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.

These tips and ideas are a starting point. You will find a wealth of suggestions here that can help you get started toward a healthy diet. Choose a change that you can make today, and move toward a healthier you.

Tips to help you: