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Healthy living starts with fueling the body with the right nutrients. Proper nutrition fuels not just your body but your mind and spirit as well. With the right foods you can increase your energy level, curb cravings, sleep better, workout for longer, decrease illness and create balance between your food and mood. Get Healthy Now has created this page to provide you with the knowledge to make better food choices.

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eat well. live well.

The path to wellness begins with developing a healthy mind and body. Get Healthy Now wants to assist you on that path.  We have created this page to provide you with opportunities to take pro-active steps to making nutritiously-sound food options--both at home and in the workplace. 

An Apple a Day... insightful video about health behaviors and healthy youth!

 

 

Riveting Recipes Wanted

Be a part of the third annual Get Healthy Now Recipe Challenge by submitting a healthy recipe in the highlighted category for each selected month. All exquisitely delectable recipes that qualify will be put in to the Get Healthy Now Riveting Recipes 2010 Cookbook. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card and be featured on a campus dining facility menu.

Click here to find out more about the 2010 Recipe Challenge Winners!

 

Healthy Eating on Campus

At the University of Louisville, there are plenty of ways to make healthy food choices.  Sodexo offers food options that include more fruits & vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Here are a few ways to find out about what's available:

 

For strong foundational guidelines about what to eat, check out the available resources at Choose My Plate.

If eating at home has you lost, you might want a tour of your local grocery store. Click Grocery Store Tour

 

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Weight Management in Bits & Pieces

Interested in receiving individualized weight loss guidance from experts in food &  eating behavior?  The nutritionists for the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine are offering a program called “Weight Management in Bits & Pieces.”   It consists of 4 individual sessions for a total cost of $140 or $35.00/session.  The sessions are available at Family Medicine Center- Central Station- (Belknap) and Newburg – (Watterson & Newburg Road).  For more details, please contact Nancy Kuppersmith.

Fruit is #1 Snack!

According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, fruit has now surpassed cookies as the number one snack item that parents give to children under age 6. Carbonated drinks and cake, originally making the top 10 list, have now dropped off the list. This is encouraging news particularly given the recent rise in childhood obesity. The key is to make healthful snacks visible and convenient. For more easy-to-use tips and recipes visit the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Website

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