• By Dana Sparks

Three Tips for Eating Healthy at The State Fair

August 26, 2013
Entrance to State Fair with ticket booth, people, ferris wheel in the background

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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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