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What should I eat for dinner (or lunch or breakfast)?
By Lana Hjorten
YOUR PERSONAL FOOD & NUTRITION SELECTOR Your daily food and nutritional needs are affected by your age, sex, weight and current health, among other considerations. The purpose of this selector is to help you find the best foods for your meals today. Make your selections below, you will receive a personalized list of food recommendations.

FOOD CATEGORIES: Select any or all these food categories for your meal planning today.
Vegetables
Fruits
Cereals, Grains & Rice. Many breakfast appropriate.
Dairy Products (Eggs, milk & milk products)
Meat
(excludes poultry & seafood)
Poultry
Seafood
Non-Meat Proteins
Complete prepared meals, many you can buy pre-made or you can make it from scratch yourself.
Fast Food. Information on over 100 familiar fast food items from Arby's to Wendy's.
Snacks & Desserts. There are some healthy desserts.
Beverages. Non-Alcoholic, Non-Dairy.
Spices. You might be surprised by their benefits.
Miscellaneous. Includes Sauces, Toppings, Condiments, Etc.
Alcohol. It's not all bad, especially in moderation.


1. CALORIES: What amount of calories do you prefer?
(Food calories are nutrients and supply energy to the body. We've included a personalized recommendation for your calories per day on the food descriptions page.)
Low calories    High calories    No preference   
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2. PROTEIN: What amount of protein do you prefer?
(Protein is necessary for building and repairing cells in individuals of all ages. But too much is associated with an increased risk of high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis).
Low protein    High protein    No preference   
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3. CARBOHYDRATES: What amount of carbohydrates do you prefer?
(Carbohydrates are used solely for energy, although a limited amount can be stored by the body in the liver in the form of glycogen--animal starch).
Low carbohydrates    High carbohydrates    No preference.
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4. FAT: What amount of fat do you prefer?
(Fats are also used for energy, but they are also important as a body mass builder.)
Low fat    High fat    No Preference   
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5. CHOLESTEROL: What amount of cholesterol do you prefer?
(The American Heart Association recommends that your intake of dietary cholesterol should be less than 300 milligrams per day.)
Low cholesterol    High cholesterol   No Preference.   
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6. SODIUM: What amount of sodium do you prefer?
(Limit daily intake of salt to 6 grams or less. -US National Academy of Sciences)
Low Sodium    High Sodium    No preference
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7. FIBER: What amount of fiber do you prefer?
(Fiber is vital for intestinal health and, therefore, the bodys health. Lack of fiber is implicated in heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes and many other conditions.)
Low fiber    High fiber    No preference
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8. HEART HEALTH: Would you like foods that are singled out as "heart smart"?
Yes    No preference
  
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9. CANCER FIGHTERS: Would you like foods that are reported to prevent cancer?
Yes    No preference
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10. THE COMMON COLD: Would you like foods that either prevent colds or aleviate cold symptoms?
Yes    No Preference   
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11. INFLUENZA: Would you like foods that either prevent the flu or aleviate flu symptoms?
Yes    No preference
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12. CHILDREN: Would you prefer foods that have particular benefits for young kids? (notes)
Yes    No preferences.
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13. SENIOR CITIZENS: Would you prefer foods that have particular benefits for older people?
Yes    No preferences   
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14. PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING: Would you prefer foods that are especially beneficial to pregnant and breast feeding mothers?
Yes    No preferences
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15. CHOLESTEROL FIGHTERS: Would you like foods that have cholesterol lowering properties?
Yes    No preference
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