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Nutrition

Be Serving Size Savvy

January 13, 2012

Any fruit or 100% fruit juice can count toward your daily goal of making at least
half your plate consist of fruits and vegetables.

Healthy Holiday Recipes

December 17, 2011

The following recipes are great options to add to your holiday menu as breakfast, snacks or to the meal.   Cranberry-Carrot Muffins Leftover roasted carrots and chunky cranberry relish are the perfect addition to this holiday breakfast treat. A hot cup of coffee or cocoa with these super-moist muffins could easily become a new holiday […]

Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

November 18, 2011

The holidays are upon us, and staying healthy can sometimes be a challenge. Food is a huge part of American culture, heritage and family traditions, and it can be difficult to push back from the table at many holiday celebrations. For many of us, food represents comfort and the smell of turkey triggers numerous joyous […]

Have you heard about MyPlate?

November 10, 2011

The MyPlate icon also directs individuals to a website – http://www.choosemyplate.gov – which contains resources and tools about more specific information about what and how much to eat.

Local Farmer’s Markets that accept WIC/Food Stamps

November 4, 2011

Farmer’s Markets that support the use of food stamps/WIC:   Connecticut – Wholesome Wave (multiple markets) http://wholesomewave.org/ct-programs/   The Food Trust – Philadelphia, PA http://www.thefoodtrust.org/php/programs/farmers.market.program.php   New York – NY Farmers Market http://www.snaptomarket.com/locations.php   Washington, DC – Fresh Markets http://www.freshfarmmarket.org/index.html   Washington – Washington State Farmers Market Association http://www.wafarmersmarkets.com/resources/foodstamps-market.html   Wholesome Wave Partners – California, […]

Why eat organic foods?

November 4, 2011

The physical benefits of eating organic are related to the level of toxins found in conventional food that are not found in organic foods.

Fall Harvest Foods

October 26, 2011

Fall is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors and observe the changes Mother Nature is treating us to. Cooler temperatures, changing colors and falling leaves provides a beautiful backdrop.

HFA Symposium – Women’s Session (Food Demo Menu)

May 11, 2011

Click the image below to download and print the menu from the Women’s Wellness Session at our 2011 Symposium.

Adolescent Nutritional Plans & Sample Menu

March 28, 2011

The following meal plans are based on calorie levels and food group recommendations published by the USDA at the http://www.choosemyplate.gov website. Note that the meal plans listed below are written for men who are at a healthy weight and participate in physical activity for 30 – 60 minutes. If you are physically active for less […]

Adult Nutritional Plans & Sample Menu #1

March 25, 2011

The meal plans (click image below) are based on calorie levels and food group recommendations published by the USDA at the http://www.choosemyplate.gov website. Note that the meal plans listed below are written for adult men who are at a healthy weight and participate in physical activity for 30 – 60 minutes. If you are physically […]

Essential Nutrients: Vitamins & Minerals

November 10, 2010

Vitamins help to maintain healthy eyes and skin, acting as antioxidants to protect your cells from damage, and contributing to healthy reproduction & growth, strong bones and normal blood clotting.

Essential Nutrients: Protein

November 10, 2010

10% – 35% of your total calories should come from protein. Sources of high quality protein include lean meat, poultry, fish, cheese, eggs, yogurt, milk, and soy products.

Essential Nutrients: Carbohydrate

November 10, 2010

Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 calories.

Essential Nutrients: Dietary Fat

November 10, 2010

The American Heart Association recommends the consumption of fish high in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week.

Essential Nutrients: Water

November 10, 2010

Depending on your weight, activity level, and climate, you should drink 8-12 cups of water (a total of 64 to 96 ounces of water) every day.

Eat Nutrient-dense Foods

November 10, 2010

Get the most nutrition out of your calories.

Healthy Eating Tip #5: Learn more about nutrition

November 9, 2010

Find resources and tools to encourage healthy eating and activity behaviors for children, parents, and caregivers.

Healthy Eating Tip #4: Track your intake

November 9, 2010

Recording what you eat increases your awareness of your intake.

Healthy Eating Tip #3: Read nutrition labels

November 9, 2010

If there are 100 calories per serving, the food is considered to be MODERATE in calories.

Healthy Eating Tip #2: Shop wisely

November 9, 2010

control portions and caloric intake by purchasing single-serving packages

Healthy Eating Tip #1: Plan Your Meals

November 4, 2010

Can’t get a to a grocery store on a weekly basis, stock up on canned and frozen items and large containers of dry items to reduce the number of trips to the grocery.

How much from each food group should I eat?

November 4, 2010

If there are 40 calories per serving, the food item is considered to be LOW in calories.

What is a Healthy Diet?

November 4, 2010

Shopping at farmers markets, roadside stands, and supermarkets rather than convenience stores can also cut costs.

Benefits of Nutrition

November 4, 2010

Healthy nutrients can help you build strong muscle.


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