Healthy Eating

Find Healthy Recipes

Find healthy recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner using this Recipe Finder from Champions for Change.

Personal Recipe Finder. The Personal Recipe Finder helps you find the recipes that are right for you and your family. Use the dial to explore recipes catered to your own personal tastes and preferences. Plate with cucumbers, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and radishes around a container of dip.

Tips for Healthy Eating Out


myplate five food groupsIn 2011 former First Lady Michelle Obama and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the federal government’s food icon, MyPlate, a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. The MyPlate icon replaced the Food Guide Pyramid and emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein, and dairy food groups.

Tips from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans:

Balancing Calories
– Enjoy your food, but eat less.
– Avoid oversized portions.

Foods to Increase
– Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
– Make at least half your grains whole grains.
– Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

Foods to Reduce
– Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals ― and choose the foods with lower numbers.
– Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Food in Los Angeles County:

What surrounds us shapes us, and in Los Angeles there are often barriers that make healthy choices the difficult choices. Many residents live in neighborhoods with an abundance of cheap, low-nutrient, high-calorie food, but with limited access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.

Some families must travel miles from their neighborhood to purchase healthy foods at reasonable prices, and fruits and vegetables are often more costly than calorie-dense foods of lower nutritional quality. To address obesity, we must ensure that every neighborhood, school and workplace has access to affordable healthy foods and beverages.

Find a Farmers Market that accept CalFresh/EBT

Tips for Healthy Eating Choices:

Eat Healthy – At School – Resources

Eat Healthy – At Home – Resources

Eat Healthy In the Community Resources


Featured Videos

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