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The Stoplight Food Guide

  • Who is it for?

    Anyone who would like a quick reference for choosing healthier food and drink options—this guide is especially useful for children.

  • How do you get it?

    This resource can be downloaded at no charge from this web page and printed for everyday use.

  • How is it used?

    As a quick reference guide to choosing the healthy food and drink options for anytime, sometimes or rare occasions.

This visual guide created by East Carolina University Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center uses a stoplight concept to show which food choices are healthiest to eat anytime and which should be enjoyed in moderation. It is designed for consumers and is particularly useful as a teaching tool for children.

The Stoplight Food Guide (English)
The Stoplight Food Guide (Spanish)

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