Service & Programs : Preventive Cardiology

Nutrition

What is a “Healthy Diet”?

The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars

Our program includes individual nutrition counseling conducted by a registered dietitian to establish a healthy eating pattern while lowering caloric intake. Nutrient intake data will be based on both historical recall and on 3-day food diaries. The nutritional assessment will identify dietary and micronutrient deficiencies. The goal of the program is to learn how to make smart eating choices and find a balance between intake and physical activity.

Click here learn more about our exercise and nutrition program, CRUNCHTIME™.

MyPyramid for Preschoolers (ages 2 – 5 )

MyPyramid for Kids (ages 6 – 11)

MyPyramid for Teens & Adults (ages 12 & older)