Posts Tagged 'Nutrition'

Obesity and Disability Infographic:

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We have developed an Obesity and Disability infographic*. The Obesity and disability infographic can be used to educate readers about the prevalence of obesity for individuals with disabilities, the consequences, costs, and ways to prevent or treat obesity. Our lists of consequences and ways to prevent obesity are in no way exhaustive. At the bottom are a few resources readers can access for information on physical activity and nutrition. Also, references where the data came from are listed.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom May 06, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Food Varieties that Really Make a Difference With Chronic Illnesses

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A healthy and balanced nutrition benefits everyone whether you enjoy perfect health or have a chronic illness, but your diet must be customized according to your individual needs. For example, a reduction in sugar and salt consumption is especially important for people with hypertension, kidney or heart failure, diabetes, and even traumatic brain injury. How your nutritional requirements are determined also depends on the manner of injury to the brain.

Posted by Shelly Duell Mar 25, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

NCHPAD Taste Challenge Winner is Announced

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Congratulations Susan Silverman, you are our NCHPAD Taste Challenge winner! I loved your idea of using something quick like yogurt and making it extra tasty and healthy by adding your own toppings.

 

  • Grab a 7 oz. container of plain Greek yogurt (2% or fat-free), stuff it with fruit (grapes, sliced strawberries, banana) and top it off with a sprinkle of granola
Posted by Carleton Rivers Mar 24, 2014 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” for Lunch

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While trying to come up with ideas for this week’s blog, I was thinking back to what I had for lunch the past few days and if I really enjoyed what I was eating. I couldn’t even remember what I ate for lunch some days! To be honest, during the week I’m always working while I’m eating…that doesn’t really make for an enjoyable lunch. I imagine many of you can relate. In my opinion,

Posted by Carleton Rivers Mar 17, 2014 Posted in Obesity 2 Comments

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” with Snacking

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This week’s focus for National Nutrition Month® is how I make snacking healthy AND tasty. I wanted to first share a quote with you that I ran across the other day. I’m not sure who wrote the quote but it really resonated with me and I thought it rang true to how eating right should be.

“Nutrition is not low-fat, it’s not low-calorie. It’s not being hungry and feeling deprived. It’s nourishing your body with real, whole foods so that you are consistently satisfied and energized to live life to the fullest. After all, isn’t that what this life is about?” 

Posted by Carleton Rivers Mar 10, 2014 Posted in Obesity 2 Comments

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right – Breakfast

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I have been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetics Association) since I was a student at Samford University. The Academy’s website provides a wealth of knowledge for students pursuing a dietetics career and current dietetics professionals. However, it may not be well known that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also provides an abundant amount of nutrition information designed specifically for the public. One of their goals is to improve the nation’s health through food and nutrition which is why they created “National Nutrition Month®” back in 1980.  This is a month long celebration every March that promotes the importance of living a healthy life through eating right and staying physically active. Every National Nutrition Month® has a theme and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Visit the Academy’s website to find out more on National Nutrition Month®. To celebrate and promote nutrition in the month of March, I will be sharing how I make eating right super tasty. Let’s get started!

Posted by Carleton Rivers Mar 03, 2014 Posted in Obesity 7 Comments

Crime and punishment: Food and exercise

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If you’ve been reading my latest blog posts you know that I am on a journey to get to my healthiest possible weight. Despite my involvement in the health and fitness industry for the past 7 years, I’ve had a recent reality check on food consumption and its effect on weight.

Posted by Susan Silverman Feb 04, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

New Year’s Resolution?

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I know it’s that time again when we all promise to become more healthy and active. Right? Oh, here we go again. The sad thing about a new year’s resolution is that it is here today and gone by tomorrow. Unfortunately, the added holiday baggage is still there. If you have to tell yourself to start becoming more healthy and active, it’s a pretty good chance that you have not been for a while. I don’t just mean over the holidays.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 13, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Stimulating the Mind & Body of those with Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly two million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur each year. This condition can manifest in a number of ways, but one of the most difficult to deal with is the loss of physical and cognitive function. Patients may experience reduced strength, impaired speech, and poor coordination, problems with movement, lack of feeling, memory loss, pain or unpleasant sensations.
Naturally, these symptoms can get in the way of everyday life, and they can be depressing to deal with. However, all is not hopeless. With some medical support, emotional support and your own effort and dedication, it’s possible to recapture your ability to function effectively. Here are some things that can help.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 19, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Truth About Arsenic in Rice and Apple Juice

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Have you heard about the potential dangers of arsenic in the rice we eat and fruit juice we drink? Well I have the facts and current research that will put your worries to bed and your mind at rest.  Recently I watched a webinar presented by Dr. Julie Jones who is a distinguished scholar and professor at the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She cleared up many misconceptions that people have today due to media scares from the Dr. Oz Show and Consumer Report studies.  

Posted by Carleton Rivers Nov 21, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments