A healthy diet is one that contains a variety of foods from all of the basic food groups, and focuses on balancing calories consumed with energy used to help you achieve and sustain a healthy weight. Healthy eating includes limiting our intake of solid fats, sugar, salt and alcohol. It also means eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and beans.
Make your calories count is an interactive program which can help manage calories and make smart decisions by learning about important nutrition considerations including how to read nutrition labels, about healthy portion sizes, and serving size. The course was developed by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) who has developed additional related resources. The additional resources can be accessed at the following website: Make Your Calories Count - Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management: Resources.
This is a Government dietary information site which is both more complex and entertaining than the brochures and simple websites of our youth. Among key sections:
In this 3rd special WOW series on good nutrition we discuss stealth health. Stealth health is a term refers to a variety of things which we can “sneak in” to our lives to improve aspects of our physical health (and other wellness dimensions), as opposed to radical changes we make.
Overall wellness includes balance in eight dimensions. For many people wellness in the physical dimension includes making sure to eat healthy and nutritious foods. In this 2nd edition of our nutrition special series we focus on the roles of healthy foods, healthy recipies and the many benefits both can have in staying healthy.