Healthy eating is a key factor

Nutrition, balanced with physical activity, is the main factor in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Everyone needs food to thrive and stay healthy, and good nutrition will improve the quality and length of life. Unfortunately, many people eat more calories than they burn, leading to an unhealthy weight. Increased portion sizes, eating away from home, and availability of high-calorie foods all contribute to excess calories and weight gain. The Utah Department of Health is working to make healthy eating the easy choice by providing the latest recommendations on a healthy diets.