Whether you’re packing your own lunch or heading to the dining hall, the chart below can help you balance your afternoon meal!

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Photo credit: Robert Newcomb, UGA Photographic Services

Instead of fixing a sandwich or serving up a large entree for lunch, try picking up one item from 4-5 of the columns below. These healthy servings can combine for a nutritious (but filling) meal!

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Of course, it’s always important to keep your body and your goals in mind – no one is the same, after all! For instance, if you’re looking to lose a little weight, add more vegetables and limit intake from the “other” column. Or, if you’re highly active increase your choices from the grain and fruit columns.

For more nutrition tips and information on nutrition services available at UGA, visit the University Health Center’s Health Promotion Department online.

Provided by: Nutrition Services, University Health Center, Health Promotion Department
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