Ethnic Traditions

Ethnic Traditions

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
February 20, 2014

Healthy and tasty menu items from all ethnicities can be included in a healthful eating plan that's specific to your needs and tastes. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you understand how your favorite ethnic foods can fit into a healthful eating plan.

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