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Nutrition Education

meal proportionsThese nutritional tips and information can help you make smarter choices about food for you and your family.

Planning Ahead

  • Healthy Grocery Shopping: One of the keys to being successful in changing your eating habits is to change your grocery shopping habits.
  • Reading Nutrition Labels: Knowing how to read a food label can help you make the healthiest choice.
  • Mindful Eating: Use the hunger scale to rate your hunger and determine when you have reached your ideal fullness.
  • Goal Setting: What would we like to change about our health habits?

Making Healthy Meals

  • Twinkle's Treats: What's not to love about snack time? Peruse these yummy, kid-approved treats — super fun for families to make together. 
  • What's the Big Deal About Breakfast? Trying to get your body and mind going on an empty stomach is like trying to start a car without any gas! 
  • Portion Plate: What should your plate and a serving size look like?

Managing Your Nutritional Health

  • Managing Your Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat-like substance needed for good health.
  • Getting Enough Fiber: Foods high in fiber are usually low in calories and fat while packed with vitamins and minerals that help you grow healthy and strong!
  • Managing High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure is when your blood presses too hard against the walls of your blood vessels. High blood pressure rarely produces symptoms, but over time, it can cause serious health problems.

What to eat right and get in shape too?

  • Circuit Workouts: Looking for ways to make your workout creative and fun? These indoor and outdoor circuit workouts will take you through some tough intervals that will make your heart rate soar yet make it easy to build exercise into your daily life. No gym or fitness center required!