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March 1, 2013

31 Days of Healthy Living: Week 2

As promised, we’ll be providing you with healthy living tips all month long for National Nutrition Month®.

Stay connected with us this month on Facebook and Twitter for access to quizzes, videos, games, tips, prizes, recipes and more!

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH
Reuse, Reuse, Reuse.

Reusable grocery totes are a great way to be earth friendly, but these bags can harbor bacteria that can lead to food poisoning. Wash reusable bags frequently and keep meat, poultry, and fish in separate totes away from produce and ready to eat foods.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH
Reduce Empty Calories.

Set a goal to reduce empty calorie foods, which are foods and beverages that are high in fat and/or sugar and provide few nutrients. Try to make healthier, nutrient dense choices when eating meals and snacks!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Got Milk?

Milk is an excellent source of calcium, which is important for building strong and healthy bones. Adults need 3 servings of dairy a day. Choose low-fat or fat-free options, and incorporate other dairy products to get your recommended daily amount!

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH
Bake Healthy.

Baked goods can be delicious and good for you if you make healthy substitutions. Try substituting Greek yogurt for oil or butter, use applesauce instead of sugar, switch from white flour to wheat, and use tofu or bananas instead of eggs.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH
Go Fiber!!

Fiber can help keep us full, and studies show that people who eat high fiber diets weigh less than those who do not. Other health benefits of fiber include reducing bad cholesterol, controlling blood sugar, and keeping your bowel healthy.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
Eat Out the Healthy Way!
Make healthier choices when dining out by looking at restaurant menus in advance, choosing items that are grilled, baked, or steamed, asking questions if you are unsure about what a menu item contains.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Eat Right On A Budget.
Save money by planning weekly meals ahead of time and taking a shopping list with you to avoid impulse buys. Check for supermarket specials beforehand, buy in season or local produce, and buy in bulk and freeze extras if you can.

Don’t forget to submit a recipe for our 25th Anniversary Recipe Contest. Submit a recipe for a soup, salad or entrée and your recipe may be featured on our menu for clients facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life challenging illnesses.


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