Nutrition

Lady biting into an Apple

eat well. live well.

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.

 

Want to start eating healthier? Here are a few tips to get started!


What to minimize?

  • Red meat
  • Foods with added sugar and sodium
  • Foods high in trans-fat
  • Processed and pre-packaged foods 

What to maximize?

  • Whole grains (whole wheat bread, pasta, oatmeal, whole grain cereals and brown rice)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Lean protein 

Good sources of protein:

  • Lean cuts of red meat (in moderation)
  • Chicken breasts, turkey breasts
  • Seafood

Vegan or vegetarian? No problem!

Good sources of plant based proteins include chickpeas, beans, peas, and soy products. Nuts and seeds are also great sources of protein.

Drink Lots of Water!

Drinking water allows your body to stay hydrated, energized, and free of toxins.


For healthier tips on what to put on your plate, visit choosemyplate.gov. This website allows you to keep track of what you put on your plate, and how much you should be consuming on a daily basis.

 

What’s your healthy eating style?

 

 

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

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