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  Summary of the Guidelines

Aim... Build... Choose... for Good Health

Aim for Fitness

Aim for a healthy weight
Be physically active each day

Build a Healthy Base

Let the Pyramid guide your food choices
Choose a variety of grains daily, especially whole grains
Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables daily
Keep food safe to eat

Choose Sensibly

Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate in total fat

Choose beverages and foods to moderate your intake of sugars
Choose and prepare foods with less salt
If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation