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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is supportive of educating the public on nutrition and healthy eating behaviors. Nutrition is one key area of concern when it comes to disease prevention. This web site has been created  to assist you in making healthier food choices.

The fast pace of our society, dual parents working out of the home, many children’s activities to attend, and food at our fingertips are only a few things that make it easy for Americans to consume excess calories and not enough proper nutrients. Maintaining proper nutrition and disease prevention requires eating foods that provide the right amounts of certain nutrients needed to help the body function.

A healthy, balanced meal plan consists of a variety of nutrient-rich foods, with an emphasis on certain foods including:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat milk products
  • Lean meats
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Beans
  • Nuts

To assist with attaining the proper nutrients and disease prevention foods with the following should be limited:

  • Saturated fats
  • Trans fats
  • Salt
  • Added sugars
  • Cholesterol

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7 Nutrition Tips for Food on the Go

7 Nutrition Tips for Food on the Go

Save yourself some serious calories and cash! Try some of these nutrition tips for better eating on the go from Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC.

Weight Management - 7 Tips to Jump-start Your Metabolism

Weight Management - 7 Tips to Jump-start Your Metabolism

Enjoy the many weight management and health benefits of breakfast by following these 7 tips from Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC.

6 Diet Myths - Weight Management

6 Diet Myths - Weight Management

Filling up on water won’t help you in the long run. Liquids don’t help us feel satisfied and full.

Last Updated: 02-13-2016
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