What is a balanced eating plan?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dietitian Sarah Alligood discusses a balanced eating plan.

    Host: What is a balanced eating plan?

    Sarah Alligood: A balanced eating plan includes foods from all the different food groups. So the food groups are grains, vegetables, fruits, meat and beans and also milk products and dairy products. So trying to include different foods from different food groups in all of your meals throughout the day and your snacks, its going to ensure that you have a nice balanced eating plan. The other thing is if you are eating different foods from each group everyday, you are going to be getting all the nutrients that your body needs.