All foods can fit into a healthy diet. It’s all about balance. My focus in feeding my family has three main nutritional goals: increase fruits and vegetables, increase the amount of whole grains, and ensure three daily servings of dairy foods (or a high calcium substitute). Many chronic health problems including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis can be prevented with a diet resembling these goals. These dietary principles track the recommendations of MyPlate, the Department of Agriculture’s new food icon. MyPlate replaced the food pyramid in June 2011. The guidelines for MyPlate include: Grains: make half your grains whole; Fruits & Vegetables: make half your plate Fruits and Vegetables; Dairy: get your calcium-rich foods; Protein: go lean with protein. More information can be found at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.