The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 offers a few healthy eating patterns. Dr. Barb's favorite is the Dietary Approach to Stopping Hypertension (DASH) eating plan that was developed by the National Institutes of Health and has been well tested and used by people of all ages. It's a plan the whole family can use.
Click here for a chart showing a couple of examples of how many servings of each of the food groups you need to follow under the DASH eating plan
How Many Calories Do You Need?
Your calories for the day depend on your gender, age, activity level, and whether you want to maintain, gain, or lose weight.
Click here for a weight calculator
from WebMD. You'll learn your body mass index (BMI), how many calories you need, your body shape, and healthy heart rates.