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Do diet plans differ when you take sex and age into consideration?


Q. What type of diet is good for gender and sex?


A. An easy way to remember how to build a healthier meal is to refer to the healthy MyPlate icon developed by the USDA and fill half your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal! Check out our About the Buzz article for the details of MyPlate and what it means to you.


If you are looking for fruit and veggie info specific to sex, check this out:


The number of cups of fruits and vegetables your family needs daily depends on caloric needs, which are determined by age, gender and activity level. Given the abundant variety and multiple product forms from which to choose, eating the recommended amount is easier than you think. Every step taken toward eating more fruits and vegetables helps your family be at their best!



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