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Healthy Eating Patterns

Dairy's role in healthy eating patterns in response to elimination fad diets.

Read dairy's role in healthy eating patterns in response to fad diets.

Healthy Eating Patterns Overview

There is more than one way to eat healthfully and everyone has a preferred eating style. Healthy eating patterns encompass all food and beverage choices over time, providing an adaptable, personalized framework tailored to individual preferences, culture, traditions and budget. Choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods from the food groups – Dairy, Vegetables, Fruits, Grains and Protein – to build healthy eating patterns that aid in optimal growth and development and reduce the risk of chronic disease. 

Key Messages 

1. Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Health.gov. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/. Updated May 22, 2018. Accessed May 22, 2018.