Tips for eating healthy at the fair

Published: Aug 27 2013 03:28:23 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2013 12:15:00 PM EDT
Family at carnival, county fair

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

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