Healthy eating focuses on creating a sustainable eating pattern to ensure a balance of nutrients needed to support health. The goal is to include various fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean protein, and healthy fats, as appropriate. Healthy eating also focuses on reducing saturated trans fat, salt, and added sugar. When creating a healthy eating plan, it’s important to focus on the timing of meals and snacks, the portions of food, and food quality. Working with a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist or Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist will provide tailored and individualized recommendations that align with your health goals and food preferences in mind.