A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 -2020, a healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans eggs, and nuts. Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (s
Current food trends suggest there is confusion about the safety of the food system (production, processing distribution, consumption and waste management) leading to skepticism and decrease consumer confidence in our food supply.
The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is partnering with Health by Design to present a series of workshops this spring and summer designed to help seven Indiana communities become healthier-as well as more walkable, bikeable and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
White County is one of the recipients of the Active Living Workshop.
If your plastic food container can't hold its shape in hot water or the microwave, then you may need to toss (or recycle) it. This is true of most containers that are meant to transport food such as takeout containers, and those that you purchase food products in, such as yogurt containers. These types of containers are designed for a one-time use only.
With the start of fall, it's a great time to enjoy your warm, freshly baked goods! Baking si fun to do once chilly weather hits, however, many of those warm comfort foods can be detrimental to your healthy diet. Most baked goods are full of added sugars and trans fats and should be consumed sparingly. But there are ways to increase the healthiness of your baked goods so you can feel good about your choice of dessert!
Many substitutes can be made in baked goods to cut down on the calorie, sug
About 90 billion pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year in the United States, an amount equal to 123 times the weight of the Empire State Building. This cost consumers $370 per person each year:
Protein foods: $140
Added fat and sugar: $60
A snack is defined as a small amount of food eaten between meals (Merriam-Webster.com). Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. The key is to plan and choose snacks full of nutrients our bodies need, instead of snacks full of extra calories, sugar and fat.
Snacks can prevent you from overeating at meals. Incorporating snacks into your daily diet can provide nutrients that otherwise would be missing from your day. An example would be having carrot sticks and cottage cheese