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1 Developed by: Huntington Beach Union High School District Food and Nutrition Services Network for a Healthy California

2 Leading Cause of Death in US #1Heart disease #2Cancer #3Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) #4Chronic lower respiratory diseases (emphysema) #5Accidents (unintentional injuries) #6Diabetes Source: Centers for Disease Control: National Center for Health Statistics. March, 2009

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4 Key Messages – Balancing Calories ENJOY your food, but eat less Avoid oversized portions

5 Key Messages – Foods to Increase Make ½ your plate fruits and vegetables Make at least ½ your grains whole grains Switch to fat-free or low-fat dairy products

6 Key Messages – Foods to Reduce Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars and salt

7 Key Messages – Foods to Reduce Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose foods with lower numbers

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9 Key Messages - Foods to Reduce Drink water instead of sugary drinks

10 Let’s Eat for the Health of it! This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call For important nutrition information, visit


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