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Although we do not have concrete evidence regarding specific dietary factors that can reduce risk of COVID-19, we do know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping our immune system strong. Beyond immunity, research has shown that individuals following five key habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not… Read More »
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted or cancelled many people’s plans for the upcoming winter months and holidays. With so many changes taking place, the thought of organizing can be overwhelming. Noted here are a few resources to keep in mind: Find information on food safety Create a menu and browse recipes View guidance for… Read More »
The U.S. observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, sometimes referred to as LatinX Heritage Month, kicks off on September 15 and ends October 15. Several important, historical events land within this period, including Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, on September 15, Mexico’s following on September 16, and Chile’s on September… Read More »
Minwanjige, Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well/ Live Well) activity books provide children with coloring pages, nutrition facts, recipes, and more in Ojibwe and English. The activity books are free to download from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and are available for Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Graders. These books were created by Anna Wirta Kosobuski, Rachel King-Siert, Teague Goodsky,… Read More »
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Summer Food Service Program offers funding on a per-meal basis to organizations providing meals to low-income children during the summer. Families can use the Summer Meal Site Finder to find local providers, and community organizations that would like to become a Summer Meal Site can contact their state’s USDA Food… Read More »
Posted in: Children and Teens
This report, prepared by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents recommendations for evidence-based nutrition guidelines tailored to the unique needs and capacity of the charitable food system. The intent of these recommendations is to improve the quality of foods in food banks and pantries in order to increase… Read More »
Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »
Posted in: Health Information
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »
MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »
Remember: When planning meals, include vegetables and aim for color and variety. Potatoes don’t count as vegetables because of their negative impact on blood sugar. This tips is provided by the Healthy Eating Plate. The Healthy Eating Plate, created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a guide for creating healthy, balanced… Read More »
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