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Jan 3, 2011 9:41 AM by Nichole Larkey

Healthy eating for the family

LAFAYETTE - Healthy eating is important for the entire family. The good news is: Even a few small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference in how your family looks and feels.

Some healthy tips for nutrition:

* Eat more pasta, cereal, bean, and whole-grain courses.

* Start to think of meat and poultry as a side dish rather than a main course.

* Shop for fresh or fresh-frozen foods.

* Steam, broil, or bake foods rather than frying them in butter or oil.

* Eat more small meals instead of eating a few large meals.

* Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

* Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

* Eat a total of at least 5 fruits and vegetables each day.

The HealthInformationCenter has free pamphlets available: "Nutrition - Better Choices for Health" for adults; "You Can Manage Your Cholesterol - A Guide to Low-Cholesterol Living" for adults; "What's Up With Good Nutrition" for ages 12-14; "Who Knew? The Eat Healthy Be Fit Issue" for ages 9-11; and "Know What? We Eat Right!" for ages 6-8.

To request these free pamphlets, call Rose Hoffman Cormier at (337) 988-1816 or log on to www.womansfoundation.com.

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