The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month (throughout March) is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” In honor of this, as well as today’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Day, we asked the U-M Cardiovascular Nutrition Team to share tips for heart-healthy eating. Here’s what they had to say …
1. There’s no one size fits all
“Diets abound, from vegetarian to meat-based, from low carb to ‘the right carb’ — and everything in between. The truth is, the same diet is not right for everyone. When it comes to the best eating pattern, there is no ‘one size fits all.’ Our genetics, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol values and blood sugar are just a few of the measures that can guide us to learn the best eating pattern for each of us individually. Working with a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist is one way to learn the best eating pattern for you.” — Kathy Rhodes, PhD, RDNContinue reading →
Farmer markets makes it easy to eat well in the summertime. Fruits and vegetables–key to a healthy diet that may help to prevent cancer–are at their most delicious peaks. And grocery shopping feels more like an adventure than a chore.
If you are near the University of Michigan campus, locally grown fresh produce is available in three campus locations at The Produce Cart. Here is a 2013 schedule with maps; Towsley Triangle at University Hospital is one of the locations. Continue reading →
A quick trip to a market helps connect your child to the food they eat. With all the fun they have, they may even be asking for more veggies at dinner. Read these activity ideas to navigate the fun at the Farmer’s Market.
Next week is when summer starts. And what better way to enjoy the summertime and all the wonderful foods than to visit farmer’s markets? Many staples of a farmer’s market, and roadside stands are fruits and vegetables which are key to a healthy diet that may help to prevent cancer. It is this time of year when they are at their most delicious. And grocery shopping feels more like an adventure than a chore.
During the past few years, farmers’ markets have multiplied across the state of Michigan. Please visit our online calendar to find out what’s in season now and throughout the summer. You can also check out the Michigan Farmers Market Map, too, to find a location near you.
Please share your favorite farmer’s market location, tips or some of your favorite summertime recipes.
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