Eating well while eating out (1554)

Key points below

Eating out can be a part of a healthful diet. Aim to prepare balanced meals at home most often and keep exercise a part of your routine. It is easier than you think to make wise choices when you eat out. Just follow these tips:

Restaurant Tips

Fast Food Tips 

Fast food is not off limits but should be eaten in moderation. Even if you are eating fast food, you do not have to eat it fast! Do not eat in the car. Instead, sit at a table at home or in the restaurant. You will likely eat less and enjoy the food more. 

Tips to try:

Other helpful teaching sheets

# 1558 Go, Slow, and Whoa foods  
# 1557 Packing a Healthy Lunch  
# 1556 Healthy Food Shopping  

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