diet

/Tag:diet

Canned Food is a Way to Brighten the Family Table with Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

By | February 23rd, 2016|Prevention|

We know that eating fruits and vegetables is healthy, but did you know that eating canned fruits and vegetables may actually help you have a better diet? The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics featured a study analyzing national survey data that found adults and children who included canned fruits and vegetables in [...]

Comments Off on Canned Food is a Way to Brighten the Family Table with Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

Sugar, Sugar

By | February 19th, 2014|Prevention|

Sugar has been in the news with a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine that took a look at sugar intake and deaths from heart disease. The study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and included surveys from 1988 through 2010.  Some of the findings were things we already know, like most [...]

Long-Term Weight Loss

By | September 7th, 2012|General|

Lots of people tell me it is easy to drop pounds quickly when starting a diet. Keeping that weight off long-term seems harder. Particularly for older women, natural declines in energy needs after menopause make long-term weight loss even more challenging. Traditional behavioral treatments for obesity have focused on calorie intake and have poor long-term [...]

Food Day

By | July 26th, 2012|General|

On October 24, 2012—and on the days and weeks before and after—thousands of Americans will gather in schools, college campuses, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals to talk about what's right and wrong with our diets and whole food system and how to fix them. Food Day unites people from all walks of life—parents, teachers, [...]

Comments Off on Food Day

Outstanding Dietitians

By | July 10th, 2012|Prevention|

Registered Dietitians are on the front lines of our battle against obesity.  They work everyday to help people understand the importance of balancing diet and exercise - not necessarily an easy task in this junk-food, drive-thru world.  Some of them are really good at it - including our own Adrienne Udarbe and Maricopa County's Trudes Rodriquez.  The Arizona Academy of [...]

Do Yourself A Favor in 2012

By | January 4th, 2012|General, Prevention|

Life is a precious gift.  None of us knows long our gift will last, so it’s important to make the most of every day.  That means doing everything you can to stay healthy by eating well and exercising regularly.  A lot of folks will say – I’m stuck with my health because of my genes, [...]

What about this new Fad Diet?

By | July 14th, 2011|General|

Recently, the department has received numerous inquiries about fad diets: Do they work? Are they safe? Will they help me lose weight?  Our nutrition department put together a couple of tips to watch out for when it comes to dieting.  1)      Promotes a drastic weight loss in a short period of time. Losing more than [...]

Personal BP Story

By | October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|

When we implemented our Salt Initiative  earlier this year we asked people to know their blood pressure and consider reducing their sodium intake by shopping more carefully and preparing recipes that are lower in sodium.  One of the main messages was to encourage people to know their own blood pressure.  Then it occurred to me- [...]

Comments Off on Personal BP Story