Each March we celebrate National Nutrition Month by focusing on eating smart for better health. For 2017, the theme is Put Your Best Fork Forward. Building on the idea of MyPlate, MyWins, this month is about finding small changes to our food choices one forkful at a time. Making these small changes a lasting part of your lifestyle adds up to a big impact on your health over time. Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions are an awesome tradition to refocus on making healthy food and activity choices. Unfortunately, most resolutions fizzle out before you get to enjoy any of the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. So what can you do to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick? Keep reading for secrets on how to set and keep your New Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading
You might not be thinking about new year’s resolutions just yet, but it’s never too early to start! The most popular resolutions each year in America are related to being more physically active, losing weight, and eating smarter. There are proven strategies to help with these resolutions, such as keeping a food diary, making SMART goals, and developing social support for new behaviors. You can use these strategies the old-fashioned way, or you can try some of the new tech tools to help you in this process. Continue reading
Moms-to-be want to give their babies the best start possible. Many women find they’re ready to make some healthy changes when they learn they are pregnant, especially related to the foods they eat. A healthy diet during pregnancy is very similar to the MyPlate model – lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat/nonfat dairy, while limiting added sugar and sodium. However, there are a few foods to avoid when you’re pregnant to protect your developing baby. Continue reading
We’ve talked about the basics of smart choices for heart health before. In a nutshell, Eat Smart in line with MyPlate, Move More to get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week, and maintain a healthy weight. But knowing what to do is the easy part. Actually making those changes are where a lot of people struggle. So in line with the idea of MyPlate, MyWins, let’s talk about small shifts you can make for heart health.