Are Twinkies Good for Me?

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Q:
Are twinkies good for me? - Multnomah County, Oregon
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Hello there - believe it or not, all foods can fit into a healthy diet. However, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend a diet comprised largely of fruits and vegetables, low fat milk/dairy, whole grains and lean sources of protein, including fish, nuts and legumes. Foods high in solid fats and added sugars, as well as highly processed foods that contain a lot of sodium, should be kept to a minimum.

You might enjoy the healthy recipes developed by OSU Extension - visit www.foodhero.org. Good luck!

Anne Hoisington
Senior Instructor, Nutrition Specialist
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