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More dietary advice

Q. I read the column about dietary guidelines and caloric percentages, but I'm not a math guy. Any chance you could put it in English for me?

A. I feel your pain. The numbers are important, but they can be dull, even downright oppressive. And truth to tell, when I do the shopping, I bring my list but leave my calculator on my desk. But that doesn't mean choosing food at random. Instead, a few simple rules of the aisle will help you fill your pantry with healthful foods. Here is a list of the choices we make in our house:

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