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Adults

Adults of all ages have different nutrition and physical activity needs as their lives and bodies change.

As you age, maintaining healthy habits is an important way to lower your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Make your food and beverage choices a priority and stay physically active.

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Eat Healthy

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Get Your Plan

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Move More

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Eat Healthy

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein foods, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products are healthy choices. Include a variety of protein foods such as seafood, lean meats, poultry, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, and eggs. Limit foods and beverages higher in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.

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Get Your Plan

As you age, manage your calories to stay at a healthy weight. This will prevent gradual weight gain over time. Find the amount of calories right for you using the MyPlate Plan.

Move More

Jogging, playing team sports, and biking are just a few examples of how you can get moving. Every little bit adds up – just remember to move more and sit less! Learn more in this Move Your Way Fact Sheet for Adults.

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MyPlate.gov is based on the
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025

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Start Simple with MyPlate App

Build healthy eating habits one goal at a time! Download the Start Simple with MyPlate app today.

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