Traffic Light Food Guide

Traffic Light Food Guide

A Model for Healthy Eating

Traffic Light Food Guide

Healthy eating with Go-Slow-Whoa

The Traffic Light Food Guide is an easy model to help you understand how to nourish your body with healthy and fresh foods.


Go! Eat Every Day

fruits & veggies | calcium-rich foods | whole grains | healthy proteins


Slow! Eat Once or Twice a Week

refined grains | lean or ground meats | 100% fruit juice | granola bars/crackers


Whoa! Eat Once or Twice a Month

dessert, doughnuts, candy | fried foods | sugar-sweetened drinks | processed meats

Tips for eating

  • Eat fresh fruit with your breakfast, limiting servings to 1/2 cup.
  • For dessert at lunch, enjoy more fresh fruit.
  • At dinner, fill half of your plate with fresh vegetables.
  • Only snack when you’re hungry.

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