Eat Breakfast: Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables.

Make Half of Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal.

Watch Portion Sizes: Get out the measuring cups and see how close your portions are to the recommended serving size. Remember to use half of your plate for fruits and vegetables and the other half for grains and lean protein foods.