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The MyPlate Mission: Pile on the Protein



The MyPlate Mission: Pile on the Protein

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     challenging words:    mission, nutrition, seafood, eggs, follow, daily, also, choose, pile, skin, sure, part, great, week, campaign, each


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The MyPlate Mission: Pile on the Protein
By Erin Horner
  

1     The USDA is on a mission. They want you to eat healthy foods. MyPlate is a nutrition campaign. It is designed to help you know what kind of foods to eat and how many servings to choose. Protein is an important part of your daily food intake. Protein helps your bones, skin, muscles, brain, and blood. Lean protein, like turkey, chicken, and lean beef give your body the nutrients it needs. Eggs, seeds, nuts, and beans are great protein choices too. Seafood with omega-3 fatty acids is also a great source of protein. Consuming .....
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