Healthy eating is a pattern of eating that contributes to your best possible health.
Getting the nutrients you need is not only essential to healthy living and growth, but it can also help lower your risk for many diseases, including many types of cancer.
Healthy eating looks different to everyone and will depend on many factors including your family context and traditions, food access and availability, personal taste and texture preferences, specific dietary needs, culture and personal life experiences.
Eating a variety of foods is central to healthy eating. Sometimes these foods may be lower in nutrients and higher in salt, sugar and saturated fat and that is okay. It is the totality of what you eat over time that matters most. Making dietary shifts (e.g., eating more or less of certain foods, or replacing current food choices with more nutritious foods) can help find the right balance for you.
Learn more about how healthy eating can help prevent cancer, and what you can do to reduce your risk.