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Tips for eating healthy at the fair

Published On: Aug 27 2013 02:28:23 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 11:15:00 AM CDT
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By Mayo Clinic News Network

It's state fair time in much of the country and that means amusement rides, games, people watching, live music and eating a fair amount of unhealthy food. But Donald Hensrud, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in nutrition and preventive medicine, says it is possible to go to the fair and have a good time without overindulging. Here are a few of his tips:

1) Give yourself a good start by eating something healthy before you go
2) Have some fruit to start the day or a salad before you go in the afternoon
3) Split portions with family or friends

Source: http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/three-tips-for-eating-healthy-at-the-state-fair

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