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Aim for a Balanced Day

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Keep on track over the course of a day or even two.

Aim for a balanced day. "It's more important to meet the dietary guidelines over a day or two than to meet them at every meal. I try to have only one meal a day that has refined grains. That generally leads me to eat more fruit, veggies and dairy. I use the Menu Planner at mypyramid.gov once a week to double-check that I'm keeping on track."

—EatingWell advisor Brian Wansink, executive director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Editor’s note: Check out EatingWell’s Menu Planner to get you started.

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