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How do I understand and explain the different meal plan category labels?

Here are are some basic explanations developed by our team of Registered Dietitians (RD) that will help you understand the different meal plan category labels. Balanced Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients.  The overall weekly macronutrient percentages follow the DRI (Dietary Reference Guidelines) and are approximately the median of the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) with Carbohydrates (55%), Protein (23%) and Fat (22%).  Carb Focused Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients.  The overall weekly macronutrient percentages are within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) but provide the higher end of the range of carbs with Carbohydrates (60%), Protein (20%) and Fat (20%).  Gluten Free Provides Gluten Free items for all foods, recipes & meals, which offer a healthy balance and variety of nutrients.  Created specifically for individuals with Gluten Intolerances/Sensitivities, or those that simply chose to eliminate gluten products from their diets.  Holistic Nutrition Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients, that exist in their ?natural state? and have not been altered (such as reduced fat, carbohydrate,?etc).  Follows the nutritional philosophies of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)  Lactose Free Provides lactose free foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients.  Created specifically for individuals that are lactose intolerant, have lactose sensitivities, or those that simply choose not to consume dairy or lactose-containing foods.  Low Glycemic Provides foods, recipes & meals that minimize the glycemic or blood sugar response, & offers a healthy balance & variety of nutrients.  Ideal for individuals with diabetes/metabolic syndrome, or those that simply choose to follow a low to moderate glycemic diet.  Protein Focused Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients.  The overall weekly macronutrient percentages are within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) but provide the higher end of the range of protein & the lower end of carbohydrates withth Carbohydrates (45%), Protein (35%) and Fat (20%).  Teen Friendly Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients for teenager.  Food choices & meals are catered to the younger population, and follow the daily DRI macronutrient percentages with Carbohydrates (55%), Protein (20%), and Fat (25%).  Vegan Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients with no animal products or by-products (animal meat, dairy?etc).  Catered specifically to individuals that have adopted a vegan lifestyle.  Vegetarian  Provides foods, recipes & meals that offer a healthy balance & variety of nutrients with no animal products (meat, fish,?etc).  Catered specifically to individuals that have adopted a vegetarian lifestyle and choose to still include eggs & dairy products in their diets. 

 

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