Planning to Eat Out

When eating out, it is important to plan ahead so that the choices you make fit into your whole day’s eating plan and within your calorie range. As you order, think about the foods you have eaten, or will eat, during the day. Make sure they fit into an eating plan that is varied, moderate and balanced for your good health. The more meals and snacks you eat away from home, the greater the effect that food service has on your food choices, health, well-being, and even your weight.

For clues to menu reading, as well as making healthier menu choices and how to avoid overeating, see HGIC 4204, Planning to Eat Out.

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