Choose DASH! A delicious and realistic eating plan

Welcome to the DASH diet. DASH stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension"  and it is an eating plan that encourages you to eat a wide variety of whole foods and enjoy delicious flavors every day, including:

• Fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy foods
• Fruits and vegetables
• Whole grains
• Lean meat, fish, poultry
• Nuts, seeds, and legumes (dried beans and peas)

The DASH diet is flexible and adaptable to your favorite foods , tastes, and lifestyle. DASH is recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and ChooseMyPlate.gov as one of the best plans people of all ages can follow to be healthy. 

A panel of scientific experts selected by US News and World Report have also selected DASH as "Best Overall Diet." 

Ready to learn more? Go to the Dash Quick View for an overview.

It’s easy to get started. The Rate Your Plate Quiz will show you how! 

Recipe of the Week

Roasted Parsnip Soup

The creamy and earthy flavor of this soup is perfect for a crisp, fall day. Roasted parsnips and pears offer a sweet and hearty base, with the low-fat milk creating a velvety finish. Serve it as an appetizer or as a light main dish with a crusty whole-grain bread.
Recipe courtesy of: www.eatingwell.com.

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