Nutrition, Diet, and Health
About Our Health and Nutrition Programs
Healthy Meals with Food Pantry Foods
May 22, 2015The USDA MyPlate is an example of a healthy meal.
May 18, 2015Some foods classified as fats can protect us against heart disease and yet other fats may contribute to heart disease. We need to eat some fats because they provide essential nutrients such as Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. However, a healthy diet limits the amount of fat to five (5) teaspoons a day for adult women, and six (6) teaspoons a day for adult men.
Need Potassium? Have a Potato!
May 16, 2015If you've been hearing about potassium, the essential mineral widely popularized as the "have a banana" nutrient, read on to discover how well nature has endowed our food supply and whether Americans are consuming enough of it!
Healthy Sweet Desserts
May 14, 2015Most sweet desserts do not contain many nutrients our bodies need and have lots of calories. If you are a baker, you are in luck! Making desserts yourself can boost the nutrition of desserts. If you are not a baker, take the first step and learn how to make healthy sweet desserts.
Salad Dressing Make Over
May 11, 2015Eating fewer calories doesn’t necessarily mean eating less food according to the Center for Disease Control. Eating more vegetables in salads can fill you up with just a few calories. Salads can be a great source of a variety of vegetables. However, they can also be a dumping ground for unwanted calories if they are topped with a lot of high calorie salad dressing.
Everybody Walk Across PA
When: March 30 - May 31, 2015Where: On Line
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to Pennsylvania
When: May 21 - June 12, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Nutrition Links: Shop, Get the Best for Less/Shop for Value, Check the Facts
When: May 26, 2015Where: Tannersville, PA
Nutrition Links: Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables
When: May 27, 2015Where: Tannersville, PA
When: May 29, 2015Where: Leesport, PA
Be Food Safe
When: June 2, 2015Where: Towanda, PA
Dining with Diabetes
When: June 2, 2015Where: Du Bois, PA