National Nutrition Month Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

By | March 14th, 2016|Prevention|

As part of National Nutrition Month we should all take time to find ways to eat and enjoy healthier meals. Healthily eating is essential to achieving our best health for both today and tomorrow . There are many healthy ways to add flavor to food while enjoying delicious meals together. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations provide a [...]

Lights, Camera, Action! MyPlate Video Search

By | April 14th, 2015|Prevention|

Here at the Arizona Department of Health Services we work together to promote healthy eating and active living to decrease obesity.  The Check Out MyPlate Video Search is a fun way for kids and their families to show how they create healthy habits at home or at school.  For tips and ideas to get you [...]

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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 [...]

MyPlate Kickoff

By | June 2nd, 2011|Prevention|

The USDA kicked off their (well-researched) approach to help folks better understand how to make better and healthier food choices.  The new approach- called MyPlate presents a new way to look at what you eat- and replaces the 2 decade old “food pyramid”.  The MyPlate approach will become the new curriculum moving forward for schools [...]

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