Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Along with physical activity and getting enough sleep, consuming nutritious foods can help maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases and promote overall good health.
Nutrition education programs available include:
The Dash Diet. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is an eating plan to lower or control high blood pressure. This program offers a series of six, one hour sessions that includes recipe tasting, emphasizing foods lower in sodium as well as foods rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium which can help lower blood pressure.
Eating the Mediterranean Way. The Mediterranean diet is recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote health and prevent chronic disease. In this one hour program, learn the basics of healthy eating using the traditional flavors and cooking methods of the Mediterranean.
Eating for Good Health. It’s easier than you think to start eating healthy! In this one hour program, learn how to choose foods that could improve your health and manage health concerns.
Eat Smart, Live Strong. This program offers four, one hour sessions to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among adults, 60 years and older using interactive activities and recipe tasting.
Healthy Snacking. In this 45 minute program, learn the importance of healthy snacking and insight into snacking trends and tips on choosing healthy snacks
Know the Facts: The New Nutrition Facts Label. As of January 1, 2020, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and drinks. During this 45 minute program, learn about the changes to the Nutrition Facts Label and how the food label can help you make healthy food choices.
Reducing Your Cancer Risk. The evidence shows that modifying what we eat, being more physically active, having a healthy body weight and other health-related choices can prevent nearly half of all cancer diagnoses. In this one hour program, learn about the American Institute for Cancer Research’s recommendations for individuals to lower their risk of lifestyle-related cancers.
Don’t see a topic you’re looking for? Contact Beverly A. Jackey MS, RDN. She is Family and Consumer Science Educator and a Registered Dietitian and will be happy to provide guidance and discuss other nutrition education program options that would fit the needs of your audience.
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