What are nutrient-rich foods?

Nutrient-rich foods deliver essential nutrients for relatively fewer calories and include low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Many Americans today are overfed yet undernourished. Encouraging the selection of nutrient-rich foods first can address this challenge and help people better manage their weight while meeting nutrient needs. To make your meals, snacks and beverages more nutrient-rich food intake, see our collection of recipes featuring dairy foods.

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Nutrient-rich foods deliver essential nutrients for relatively fewer calories and include low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Many Americans today are overfed yet undernourished. Encouraging the selection of nutrient-rich foods first can address this challenge and help people better manage their weight while meeting nutrient needs. To make your meals, snacks and beverages more nutrient-rich food intake, see our collection of recipes featuring dairy foods.

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