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Nutrition News

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 17:29

Congratulations Healthier US Schools

Nutrition Services wanted to congratulate 4 of our elementary schools; Brookwood Elementary, Granite Elementary, Oakdale Elementary, and Peruvian Park Elementary for receiving the bronze level for the Healthier US School Challenge. The goal of the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is to improve the health of the Nation’s children by promoting healthier school environments. To help meet the goal, the Nutrition Services Department works with the school to identify changes to in the school that improve the quality of the foods served, provide students with nutrition education, and provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activities. Each school received a plaque, and a $500 monetary reward for meeting the bronze level challenge. Healthy Sandy also donated $300 towards the school for promoting healthy living in the school setting. We are so proud of our schools, and hope they continue to have a healthy active lifestyle.

 

Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:03

Healthy Holiday Tips

Are you worried about staying healthy during the holidays? There may be a lot of yummy food and candy waiting to be eaten, but there are some ways that you can still enjoy the holidays without worrying about how much weight you will be putting on. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has 8 suggestions to keep your holidays fun and healthy.

1.       Make realistic goals. You don’t need the stress of starting a diet and trying to lose weight

2.       Use smaller plates so you will get smaller portions

3.       Eat a healthy snack before going to a party

4.       Focus on conversations and not food

5.       Look at the food options before you make your food choices

6.       Try to balance what you eat at parties to what you typically eat in a day

7.       Drink in moderation. Beverages contain calories as well and can be easily consumed

8.       Watch portion sizes and take smaller portions or tastes of high calorie dishes

We hope you all have a wonderful Winter Break and a Happy New Year!

Monday, 19 November 2012 18:25

Make Thanksgiving a Healthy One

Thanksgiving as well as the holiday season is just around the corner, and many of you are groaning because you are worried about how to stay healthy during this holiday season. There are so many delicious foods and sweets that tempt us and Thanksgiving only happens once a year. Luckily, there are ways that we can all stay a little healthier and “survive” Thanksgiving.

1.       Make sure to stay hydrated. Sometimes hunger is mistaken for thirst so make sure you drink several cups of water before the dinner.

2.       Exercise. Get the family together for some outside fun or go on a walk with some family members after the Thanksgiving dinner. This will help burn some of the calories and taking a walk after will actually help the food better digest.

3.       Eat Breakfast. It may be tempting to skip breakfast before Thanksgiving, but make sure you eat a good breakfast so you aren’t starving for Thanksgiving Dinner. This will prevent you from overeating.

4.       Socialize. This is a one time a year occasion and instead of focusing on the food, make sure you talk and play games with your relatives and do it away from the food so you don’t end up eating more.

5.       Help Clean up. This can get you moving and also helps remove the food so you don’t mindlessly eat 3rds or 4ths.

6.       Don’t overeat. Make sure you get a sampling of all the delicious foods that you have been craving, but try not to overdo it. Pay attention to your fullness level and when it starts to get uncomfortable stop. Overeating is what causes the after-Thanksgiving Dinner- nap.

 

For more tips on how to make this Thanksgiving a bit Healthier visit:
http://fitbie.msn.com/slideshow/10-ways-have-healthier-thanksgiving/slide/9

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/tips-for-a-healthier-thanksgiving

Monday, 15 October 2012 13:26

National School Lunch Week

This week is National School Lunch Week!  The first National School Lunch Week (NSLW) was established in 1946 by President Harry S. Truman because “Nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children, and proper nourishment comes first in attaining this welfare." The second week of October was designated as NSLW and has been celebrated ever since.  It has been many years since then and School Nutrition Programs have experienced many changes, but all of which have been to improve the quality of the lunches served to the children of America. This year’s theme is “School Lunch- What’s Cooking, “and is directed towards appreciating and learning about the new changes to school lunch. If anyone has any questions about the changes to school lunch, contact us or explore for yourself the new government mandated changes to school lunch. If you would like to see what your child is being offered for lunch, feel free to go to your child's school and join us for school lunch!

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