Eating Well in the New Year

The New Year is a great time to develop a plan for healthy eating.  Christine Toth, VCC Registered Dietitian, has some tips to get you started.

  • Drink eight glasses of water (8-fluid ounce) per day.
  • Try to avoid sugary drinks and caffeinated beverages.
  • Eat at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day, including dark green and orange vegetables.
  • Make sure you choose from all food groups.
  • Fish, skinless poultry and beans are great sources of lean protein.
  • Choose low-fat dairy foods for adequate calcium and vitamin D.
  • A fiber-rich diet will help your body achieve satiety. Try foods such as nuts, lentils, bran, and fruits and vegetables with skin.
  • Get family members involved in meal preparation at home. Cooking together is a great opportunity to teach children about healthy eating.
  • Pack healthy snacks ahead of time, and take snack breaks.
  • Start a journal, keep note of your successes and repeat healthy behaviors.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!