Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Montgomery County Extension adds to its nutritional team.
Carolyn Willis is new to Montgomery County Extension, though not to the Nutrition Links program. Transferring from Delaware County Extension to Montgomery, Carol brings with her nine years of experience as a Nutrition Education Adviser. Nutrition Links partners with community agencies, religious centers, and government programs that serve limited income families. Through a series of classes, Nutrition Education Advisers increase knowledge and skills of youth and Adults raise children. Lesson topics include food budgeting, healthy food choices, cooking skills, and safe food handling practices. Improvements in these areas are proven to lessen dependency on community food pantries, stretch food dollars, and increase daily nutrients reducing …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Take your nutrition to a new level by remembering one, simple color tip.
Friday, March 15
Information courtesy of Montgomery County Office of Communications, Montgomery County Commissioners March begins the season of green. Spring is coming, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are in order, and Earth Day is just around the corner. The color green is synonymous with a time of renewal and vital energy. If there’s one color that Americans can strive to have more of on their plates, it’s green. March is also National Nutrition Month, an opportunity to take notice of the benefits of healthy eating. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 25 percent of adults consume the recommended daily allowance of vegetables (three or more servings per day). Leafy green vegetables are the most lacking of all. Leafy green …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around the Montco area to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hatfield Township resident Sherry Post's Simple Brandz Inc. is a simple way to boost your all-natural lifestyle and satisfy your aspirations at a healthier lifestyle
Whether you prefer it in a ball form, as a powder or as a moist granola bar, Simple Brandz is starting to become the source for all-natural body food and the solution for those seeking a healthier lifestyle. Simple Brandz is the creation of Hatfield native Sherry Post, who was inspired to live a healthier lifestyle after losing her job in 2010. Instead of staying depressed, Post decided to make a change and figure out her next path in life. That path was getting healthy and getting fit. After scouring grocery store shelves for supplements and becoming frustrated at the lack of items with fruits, grains and metabolizers, Post went home and began making her own. What happened, she said, was a social media craze. After posting her weight loss…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Teach your child healthy eating habits with ChooseMyPlate.gov
Currently in the United States, one in three children is obese or is at-risk of becoming obese, so it is more important than ever for parents to help their children learn healthy eating habits. One way to do this is by finding resources that will educate you and your child on how to eat healthy. The internet contains many useful websites that can help your family become more informed about healthy eating. Recently the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed its visual representation of the five food groups from the well-known pyramid design to a place setting design. The new visual is designed to remind Americans to practice healthy eating habits. I recommend visiting the new website www.ChooseMyPlate.gov, formerly www.…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I have definitely gone through the cycle of anxiety that usually comes with a first pregnancy. With all the "do's and dont's" of pregnancy, it can be hard to carry on as normal without worrying about everything.
The first thing I did when I found I was pregnant for the first time was worry. I worried about a lot of things, just like anyone who finds themselves in the same situation. Had I been eating right? Had I been exposed to anything harmful before I knew I was pregnant? There are a lot of articles out there about what is safe during pregnancy and what is not, and a lot of people will give you their opinions about what you should or shouldn’t eat, do, drink or touch. While the intentions are good, I sometimes feel that all the information puts a lot pressure and stress on the new mom. I had awful ‘morning’ sickness for the first four months (which was more like “all day” sickness.) During that time I could barely eat anything but crackers and …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Making sense of the numbers.
Eating healthy can be a challenge for a number of reasons. The first being, what exactly is the definition of healthy food? Is it low-fat? Low-carb? Sugar-free? Unprocessed? Organic? Should we monitor our daily calorie intake or our grams of protein? Is there a maximum to the amount of fiber I want to consume? A minimum amount of Vitamin A? How much food is enough? When is it too much? What is a portion anyway? The questions can be as endless and tiring as the advice. It seems that everyone has an opinion about what you should be eating, when you should eat it, how it should be eaten and what you should be thinking as you chow down. Doesn’t it seem that the more we find out about diet and nutrition, the less we actually know about our …