Eating Out


Eating on the run doesn’t have to be a recipe for unhealthy eating.  You can eat out and still eat healthy.

Healthy Eating Tips When Eating Out

Eating healthy while eating out can be quite a challenge. Use these tips to help you make healthy food decisions when dining at restaurants or fast food locations.

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Healthy Dining Hall Decisions

A healthy body needs proper nutrition for growth, development, energy, and running all of our body systems. Those nutrients should come mainly from the food you eat. To be your healthiest, and to look and feel your best, select healthier options when eating from the school cafeteria or dining hall. It may be easier than you think!

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Healthier Fast Food Options

For many people, eating out is a way to relax and socialize. But if you are watching your weight or just are concerned with healthy eating, dining out can be a challenge. The good news is that usually there are healthier options at every restaurant, even at fast-food places. By following some simple guidelines, you can enjoy eating out and still have a healthy diet.

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What 100 Calories of Fruit Looks Like

What 200 Calories of Food Look Like

Now that we know what 100 calories of fruit looks like, lets take a look at what 200 calories of various food and beverages look like. Although at first glance,  foods may seemed evenly proportioned, some foods have significantly more calories than others.  Each of the photographs represents 200 Calories of that particular type of food and with only a fixed amount of calories to “spend” each day; based on the following pictures, which would you eat?

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Healthy Dining

Which restaurant has the burger with the least amount of fat?  Want to know how many calories are in that sandwich? allows you to compare nutritional information before you go.

Healthy Eating On The Run

Many people are looking for fast, easy and good-tasting foods to fit a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s carry-out, food court, office cafeteria or sit-down restaurant, there are healthy choices everywhere. Here are 30 tips to help you eat better when eating out.

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