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.

UofL Farmers' Markets

Belknap Farmers’ Market Newsletter

Belknap Campus Farmers’ Market Facebook

Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm (mid-May to mid-October)
At 3rd St & Brandeis Ave in front of The Ville Grill

UofL launched a new weekly Farmers' Market on Belknap Campus in 2014. From May to October, the market offers farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, prepared meals, baked goods, honey, popcorn, granola, canned goods, natural home & body care products, crafts, and more. The Office of Health Promotion & Get Healthy Now is also on hand to provide healthy local food samples and cooking demos.

  • In 2016, the Belknap Farmers' Market will be open May 19th to October 13th.
  • At the first market each month, Get Healthy Now will offer special “Take 20” fitness sessions at the market; and starting in late August, look for the Office of Health Promotion's cooking demonstrations and sampling with chef & health coach Mat Shalenko!
  • Debit cards, SNAP benefits (EBT), and Senior Vouchers will be accepted by select vendors!
  • Email comments/questions. Follow us on Facebook

Gray Street Farmers' MarketFacebook

Thursdays, 10:30am – 2:00pm (mid-May through Oct.)
At UofL's Health Sciences Center by the School of Public Health & Information Sciences on the 400 block of E. Gray St, between Preston & Jackson.Directions.

  • The Gray Street Farmers’ Market began in 2009 as an outreach program of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Stop by at lunch time every Thursday (rain or shine) mid-May through October.
  • In 2016, the Gray St. Farmers' Market will be open May 19th to Oct. 27th.
  • With 11 unique local vendors, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey & syrup, jams, granola, bread & baked goods, flowers, plants, prepared lunches, food trucks, and more.
  • Cash, debit cards, SNAP benefits, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers accepted!
  • New for 2016, the market established a new partnership with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Nutrition Education Program, and will co-sponsor meal-sampling events on June 9, July 14, and August 11.
  • Access our collection of delicious recipes for local products.
  • WatchVendor Spotlights and recordings of our Monthly 20/20 Talks(a short seminar series on food and sustainability) on the Gray Street Farmers' Market YouTube Channel!

 

Information provided by: http://louisville.edu/sustainability/operations/food.html#uofl-farmers-markets

 

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!