A Kid's Guide To Eating Right
Source:U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health | Author:Mary L | Publish time: 2018-10-15 | 1829 Views | Share:

Looking for an easy way to eat healthier? The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health) suggests we use Go, Slow, and Whoa as a way to think about food.

Think of the healthiest foods as "go" foods. These are foods like steamed or raw veggies and skim or low-fat milk that are good to eat almost anytime.

Foods that are OK to eat sometimes are "slow" foods. Foods like hamburgers or pancakes aren't off limits — but they shouldn't be eaten every day. At most, you'll want to eat these foods just a couple of times a week.

Some foods should make you stop, think, and say, "Whoa! Should I eat that?" These foods are the least healthy. They are the most likely to cause weight problems, especially if a person eats them all the time. "Whoa!" foods are once-in-a-while foods, like French fries or ice cream.


Eat these almost anytime:
Almost all fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables without added fat (such as butter) or sauces
  • All fresh and frozen fruits
  • Canned fruits packed in juice