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13.43: Balanced Eating

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balanced eating

A way of eating that promotes good health.

body mass index (BMI)

Estimate of the fat content of the body; calculated by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by the square of the person’s height (in meters).

eating disorder

Mental illness in which people feel compelled to eat in a way that causes physical, mental, and emotional health problems.

MyPlate

Visual guideline for balanced eating; replaced MyPyramid in 2011.

MyPyramid

Visual dietary guideline that shows the relative amounts of foods in different food groups that should be eaten each day.

obesity

Condition in which the body mass index is 30.0 kg/m2 or greater.

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