Jul 27, 2014
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently released that significant improvements in school meals designed to improve the health of schoolchildren are taking place nationwide thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month this August, as children head back to the classroom, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says more school meal changes are in store.
Jul 21, 2014
Tips to Eat More Vegetables
Summer is a great time to incorporate more veggies into your diet. Vegetables offer precious phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and so much more! Here are a few tips to add more veggies to your day:
- Replace vegetables with carbs—consider spaghetti squash for pasta or add broccoli or cauliflower to extend mashed potatoes
- Use lettuce as bread—Use lettuce leaves instead of bread slices for your favorite sandwich or wrap
Jul 13, 2014
#5: You Rely on Caffeine to Get You Through the Day
Jul 06, 2014
#4: You May Need More Iron
An iron deficiency can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. One of the main functions of iron in the body is to carry oxygen to the muscles and cells. If your iron levels are not adequate, you may be resultantly tired. (Please note that an iron deficiency may be due to other health problems, so see your doctor if you experience deficiency symptoms.)
Jun 28, 2014
#3: You Live on “Junk Food”
Many nutritionists do not like the term “junk food”—as all foods can fit in a healthy lifestyle. But foods loaded with sugar and simple carbs (like the ones you find in most processed foods or at the drive-thru window) rapidly increase your blood sugar. Constant blood sugar spikes (followed by sharp drops) cause fatigue over the course of the day.