Habits key to healthy lifestyle

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March 13, 2012 - 12:00 AM

A key to good nutrition is eating in moderation, Kathy McEwan said Monday afternoon at Iola Public Library. 

“There are no good or bad foods,” McEwan, K-State extension agent  for family and consumer sciences, observed, but if the choice is to eat foods high in fat and sugar, then smaller proportions is a must.

McEwan suggested substituting tasty fruits and vegetables for less healthy pastries and the like. She used the tutorial “Put More Plants on Your Plate,”to emphasize the benefits of fresh foods. The guidelines are based on MyPlate, a new food guidelines chart that departs from the iconic food pyramid. 

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