Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating Infographic

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The foundation of a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity and consuming a balanced variety of nutrient-rich foods and beverages in moderation. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics refers to this as the total diet approach to healthy eating.

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