Posted: Jan 3, 2011 8:41 AM by Nichole Larkey
LAFAYETTE - Healthy eating is important for the entire family. The good news is: Even a few small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference in how your family looks and feels.
Some healthy tips for nutrition:
* Eat more pasta, cereal, bean, and whole-grain courses.
* Start to think of meat and poultry as a side dish rather than a main course.
* Shop for fresh or fresh-frozen foods.
* Steam, broil, or bake foods rather than frying them in butter or oil.
* Eat more small meals instead of eating a few large meals.
* Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
* Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
* Eat a total of at least 5 fruits and vegetables each day.
The HealthInformationCenter has free pamphlets available: "Nutrition - Better Choices for Health" for adults; "You Can Manage Your Cholesterol - A Guide to Low-Cholesterol Living" for adults; "What's Up With Good Nutrition" for ages 12-14; "Who Knew? The Eat Healthy Be Fit Issue" for ages 9-11; and "Know What? We Eat Right!" for ages 6-8.
To request these free pamphlets, call Rose Hoffman Cormier at (337) 988-1816 or log on to www.womansfoundation.com.