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How to eat healthy on a student budget – FIU News

How to eat healthy on a student budget – FIU News

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With a heavy class load, extracurricular activities, tight budget and stress, healthy eating for the average FIU student can seem almost impossible. However, as with any difficult task in life, healthy eating is achievable by making a few adjustments!As a nutrition science major and a personal trainer at the Wellness and Recreation Center-MMC, I’m all too familiar with the many food-related challenges that plague the typical FIU student. Here are a few of my recommendations on how to eat healthy on a college student’s budget and schedule.Incorporate more fruits and vegetables where possibleFor those who are not comfortable cooking on their own and rely on the university’s available food options, I recommend incorporating more fruits and vegetables into any meal that you eat. Whethe
Catholic Charities' food pantries simplify healthy eating with free nutrition classes – Buffalo News

Catholic Charities' food pantries simplify healthy eating with free nutrition classes – Buffalo News

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Nutrition advice, shared simply and underlined regularly, can help establish healthier ways of eating that last a lifetime. That’s the idea behind Nutrition Simply Said, a new program that offers free nutrition classes at food pantries run by Catholic Charities of Buffalo. “We see and hear stories daily of people not having enough food to eat. They're not really knowing the better foods to choose for their families, either,” said Eileen Nowak, director of the Catholic Charities Department of Parish Outreach and Advocacy. Two staff nutritionist educators helped Catholic Charities build the program from scratch. Classes are open to those who use nine participating food pantries, as well as individuals and families who want to learn more about how making small, simple changes leads to bett
Healthy eating is focus of workshop | News, Sports, Jobs – Youngstown Vindicator

Healthy eating is focus of workshop | News, Sports, Jobs – Youngstown Vindicator

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<!-- SHOW ARTICLE --> Staff report BOARDMAN — Fifteen grapes fill a small bowl and count as a single serving of fruit. Fifteen raisins may only fill a tablespoon, but are also a full serving of fruit. “Think about what it is that you’re eating,” Bridget Lackey, a dietitian and community health educator at Mercy Health, told more than a dozen community members attending a Healthy Eating for You workshop last week at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. “Think about what you’re eating, and why you’re eating it. Are you hungry? How do you know you’re hungry? Is your stomach growling? Are you feeling shaky? Or, are you eating for some other reason?” she asked. “Think about the holidays. Are there things we eat because it’s tradition? Maybe it’s something you don’t even l
Medical Monday: Heart healthy eating – WJHG-TV

Medical Monday: Heart healthy eating – WJHG-TV

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Most of us know we should eat healthy and exercise, but we might not realize what a healthy diet entails. Olearys / CC BY 2.0 Registered Dietitian Brittany Schicho from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center says most everyone should add more fruits and vegetables. Schicho says the American diet relies too heavily on meat. Instead of a plate full of meat and a small portion of vegetables, she advises flip flopping that to include a small portion of meat and mostly fruits and vegetables to fill the plate. For tips on how to incorporate more heart healthy foods, click on the video attached to this article. ...
Loves Park organic grocery store hosts class on healthy eating – WREX-TV

Loves Park organic grocery store hosts class on healthy eating – WREX-TV

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LOVES PARK (WREX) — A health foods grocery store in Loves Park is trying to help people eat a healthy meal on a budget. Choices Natural Market hosted a class Sunday to help people learn how to save money while buying organic. Class participants learned more about labeling on foods, how to eat organic and more about Choices Natural Market. The store served food and wine at the event. Choices Natural Market Owner Kathi Toulouse says she wants people to know about the options they have when eating organically. "What we are really trying to do is raise consciousness in Rockford," she said. "We want to be the light house of health so to speak, healthy eating, clean eating." Participants received coupons to the grocery store,
Healthy Eating workshop gets participants to think about what they eat – MahoningMatters.com

Healthy Eating workshop gets participants to think about what they eat – MahoningMatters.com

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BOARDMAN — Fifteen grapes fill a small bowl and count as a single serving of fruit. Fifteen raisins may only fill a tablespoon, but it is also a full serving of fruit. “Think about what it is that you’re eating,” Bridget Lackey, a dietitian and community health educator at Mercy Health, told more than a dozen community members attending a Healthy Eating for You workshop at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital on Feb. 12. “Think about what you’re eating and why you’re eating it. Are you hungry? How do you know you’re hungry? Is your stomach growling? Are you feeling shaky? Or are you eating for some other reason? “Think about the holidays. Are there things we eat because it’s tradition? Maybe it’s something you don’t even like, but it’s tradition, so you eat it. Do you really like what you
Healthy eating: Lentil soup packs a flavorful, nutritious punch – My Edmonds News

Healthy eating: Lentil soup packs a flavorful, nutritious punch – My Edmonds News

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Move over, chickpeas: Lentils are officially the coolest legume. For the uninitiated, lentils are tiny round legumes — aka a seed that grows in a pod — that come in a variety of sizes and colors, including black, brown, yellow, red, or green. They’ve long been a staple in Indian cuisine  as well as vegan cooking as a plant-based protein source. They’re low in fat, extremely nutrient-dense, and they pack in a lot of health benefits, including: 1. They’re full of polyphenols. Polyphenols are active compounds that fight against harmful agents in the body—everything from ultraviolet rays and radiation to heart disease and cancer.  Lentils are a great way to get your polyphenol fix and have been linked to long lasting health benefits, including cardiovascular health and diabet
'Healthy Eating' Program Prompts Participants to Think about What They Eat – businessjournaldaily.com

'Healthy Eating' Program Prompts Participants to Think about What They Eat – businessjournaldaily.com

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BOARDMAN — Fifteen grapes fill a small bowl and count as a single serving of fruit. Fifteen raisins may only fill a tablespoon, but it is also a full serving of fruit. “Think about what it is that you’re eating,” Bridget Lackey, a dietitian and community health educator at Mercy Health told more than a dozen community members attending a Healthy Eating for You workshop at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Feb. 12. “Think about what you’re eating and why you’re eating it. Are you hungry? How do you know you’re hungry? Is your stomach growling? Are you feeling shaky? Or, are you eating for some other reason? “Think about the holidays. Are there things we eat because it’s tradition? Maybe it’s something you don’t even like, but it’s tradition so you eat it. Do you really like wh
13-Year Study: Your Chances of Eating a Healthy Meal at a Restaurant Are Effectively Zero – Inc.

13-Year Study: Your Chances of Eating a Healthy Meal at a Restaurant Are Effectively Zero – Inc.

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Inc.com is a business site not a food one, but there's a good reason we occasionally cover healthy eating. What you eat affects your stress levels, your energy, and your productivity. Studies show healthy food helps you get more done, and anyone who has suffered through a post-donut sugar crash probably doesn't research to convince them of this truth. Which is why a massive new study that examined the eating habits of more than 35,000 Americans over a 13-year period is worth pointing out to business owners. The research, which was recently published in The Journal of Nutrition, came to a startling conclusion: your chances of eating a healthy meal at a restaurant are just about zero. How many times a week do you eat out?  When you're busy at work, rushing ou...
Remember that Healthy Food for Denver Kids program voters approved last fall? It's accepting grant applications now – Denverite

Remember that Healthy Food for Denver Kids program voters approved last fall? It's accepting grant applications now – Denverite

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An estimated one in five Denver children are hungry or can’t be sure of when they will next eat. Yesterday, 5:00 p.m. Organizations working to ensure Denver kids don’t go hungry can now apply for grants of up to $1 million a year, courtesy of a new sales tax that voters approved last fall. The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment opened the first of what are expected to be several grant competitions on Thursday. The department will be accepting applications, which can be made here, until March 26. In November, voters approved the citizen-led “Healthy Food for Denver Kids” proposal. Tha