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Identify healthy food

You can identify "healthy foods" in all five food groups — look for options that are lower in added sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for a review of the five food groups.

What you can do today

Tips for success

  • Review your stock one food group at a time.
  • Make a list of new foods (10-15 items) you'd like to stock in the next three months.

How extension can help

Connect with a SNAP-Ed educator to train food shelf volunteers on MyPlate to assist in the identification of healthy foods: SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed).

Find out more about promoting healthy eating at food shelves:

Download the complete document: Promoting healthy eating at food shelves (PDF).

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