Camp Connections - A good way to begin balancing energy IN is to think about choosing foods in three different categories—GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods.
GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods
An easy way to eat foods lower in fat and calories is to think in terms of GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods.
GO foods are great anytime, SLOW foods are all right to have sometimes or less often, and WHOA foods should be eaten only once in a while or on special occasions. Learn how to identify GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods.
Balancing your family's energy IN is challenging today because average portion sizes of foods served at restaurants and even at home, or purchased in convenience stores have grown over the past 20 years. Learn how portion sizes have grown over the past 20 years. Also, learn about recommended serving sizes that can help you and your family maintain a healthy weight.
Maintaining energy balance while eating out
Eating out doesn't have to break your "energy balance" bank. Try these tips for identifying items lower in fat and calories on the menu. Also learn to request certain healthier substitutions, when possible.
Balancing ENERGY IN begins with smart food shopping
Learn how to navigate the food store to choose lower fat, lower calorie foods for you and your family. Learn how to use the Nutrition Facts label and download a sample healthy shopping list.
Cooking for fun and health at home
The best part of your new energy balance lifestyle is buying and preparing foods for you and your family that are healthy and taste great.