Healthy Bites for March:
National Nutrition Month
If you have a chronic condition, a carefully planned diet can help you manage symptoms and improve health. March is National Nutrition Month®, and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (www.eatright.org/Public/) encourages people to develop a healthful eating plan centered on personal health concerns and "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." Below are some tips from the Academy on eating healthy and being physically active while keeping personal health concerns in mind.
Heart360® from the American Heart Association. Heart360® is an online tool which helps you track and manage your heart health and provides helpful advice and information. Just enter your health information in an easy-to-use tool, and your records will be safely and securely stored in Microsoft® HealthVault™.
Food & Fitness from the American Diabetes Association. Covers topics such as recipes for healthy living and fitness management.
Control Diabetes for Life from UNL Extension. Control Diabetes for Life is an educational program that is offered 1-3 times a year in various locations in Nebraska. The sessions are broadcast to several locations throughout the state and recorded for later viewing. Participants learn to control diabetes while preparing nutritious and delicious foods that are low in sugar and fat.
Overview of Food Allergies and Sensitivities from UNL Food. Food allergies and sensitivities are illnesses that affect certain individuals when eating foods or food ingredients that most consumers can tolerate with no problem.
Weight Management Resources from UNL Food. Weight management is about balancing calories consumed with the calories our body "burns off." It is important to consume foods that keep our calories at a desirable level and that also provide sufficient nutrients to keep us healthy. These articles and links provide guidance on choosing foods and planning an activity level for your optimum weight.
Walk Nebraska Newsletters. Each month these newsletters cover a variety of topics related to getting active by walking year round.