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Nutrition Education

Helpful tips to have a healthier diet:
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
    • Provides a source of vitamins and minerals
    • Reduces the risk of preventable diseases

  • Drink more fluids (water particularly)
    • Water is necessary for the body to perform certain functions

  • Eat lean sources of protein
    • This would include chicken and turkey breasts, and fish

  • Stay away from fat-laden meats, trans fats, and hydrogenated oils

  • Eat more whole grain foods
    • Provides extra sources of fiber, vitamins, and minerals

  • Consume low fat diary products
    • Most people don’t get enough calcium, which can prevent the onset of osteoporosis

  • Don’t get discouraged, but take eating one meal at a time
    • Try to plan snacks and meals ahead of time, which will cut down on the unexpected eating

  • Don’t think that everything healthy tastes bad
    • There are many ways to make healthy food more appealing
    • Using herbs and spices on foods can make them more tasty

  • Don’t eat foods that are high in fat or sugar

  • Think positively!
    • Being positive goes  along way to maintaining a healthy diet
    • Think “I can and will succeed”

  • Try not to eat out (especially at fast food restaurants) as much

  • Avoiding the “freshmen 15”
    • Exercise
    • Eat regular meals and watch portion sizes
    • Don’t tempt yourself
    • Get enough sleep
    • Find an outlet to reduce stress levels
    • Watch liquid calories
    • Avoid peer pressure
    • Don’t give up