Boston University Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

Vitamins & Minerals

From bone strength to infection resistance, vitamins and minerals play dozens of essential roles in keeping you healthy. The best way to get them is from whole foods, which provide complete nutrient packages of vitamins, minerals and countless protective plant chemicals. Many Americans do not eat enough nutritious whole foods to meet their micronutrient requirements. Learn how to maximize your nutrition by choosing the most nutritious foods from the 6 major food groups. Our meal planning 1+2+3 solutions and healthy shopping list will help you include all of the major food groups in your meals and snacks. And you won’t want to miss the thoughtful eating questions we developed to help you improve your nutrition bottom line without sacrificing pleasure.