Spring 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month How Eating Breakfast Can Benefit Children The Link Between a Healthy Diet & Cancer The Best Foods for Spring Eat Your Way to a Good Night’s Sleep Feature Food of the Month: Figs Healthy Recipe: Fig and Oat Bars Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of…

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DASH Eating Plan

The meal pattern below is rich in low fat dairy foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and follows the DASH Meal Planning guidelines. For many people, following the DASH eating style can be an easy way to prevent or manage their high blood pressure. FOOD GROUP DAILY SERVINGS 1 SERVING EQUALS Milk and Dairy 2-3…

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Decorate your Plate with Fruits & Vegetables of the Rainbow

If you didn’t reach your fruit and vegetable goal yesterday, here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you for the days ahead: Swap your BLT sandwich for baked beans or grilled mushrooms and tomato on whole grain toast Include vegetables, such as baby spinach, in pasta sauces and risottos. Stir through at…

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Fruit and Veggies Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables from the colors of the rainbow. Every color represents different vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health—so eat up! Try to include dark, rich yellow, red, and orange colored fruits and vegetables to your daily meal plans. These are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients…

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