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Yes! Fruit and vegetables are a healthy way to get the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and energy your body needs to feel and look good.
Healthy eating is like a larger puzzle, where there is a spot for everything. As long as most of your puzzle has whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy foods, plus some lean meats, fish, poultry, and beans, there is room for a few less-healthy choices.
This is a great way to get protein, which is the building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Your body uses it to repair injuries and to make body chemicals like hormones and enzymes.
Way to stand up for your bones! The calcium in dairy products is critical for kids and teens who are still growing. Aim for 1,300 milligrams (about 3 servings) a day.