Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 by Peg
in adult program, health, Lunch and Learn, nutrition
Dietitian, Ann Menzies, provided an informative program on nutritional trends and making healthy choices at the Lunch & Learn (February 12, 2008). Here are some of the ideas I came away with:
*Check labels carefully! Look for the words, "whole grain" to make sure you are getting the most nutritional value from breads and cereals.
*Sprinkle walnuts on your cereal.
*To meet the nutritional requirements for fruits and vegetables, eat a fruit with every meal and a vegetable at lunch and dinner. If there is a vegetable you really like, eat more servings of that particular vegetable.
*Eat salmon instead of tuna to get healthy Omega 3s!
*Only two servings of red meat a week and try to eat one meatless main meal. Ann suggests "Meatless Mondays."
*Eat beans instead of starch and dairy. Garbanzo beans are great in salads and hummus is a wonderful spread instead of cheese. I recommend Atheno's Brand.
*Use sharp cheddar if you must add cheese. The flavor goes a long way without consuming too much.
Participants had many questions for Ann. I was very impressed with her knowledge and understanding of people's lifestyles and limitations. I would not hesitate to contact Ann Menzies with dietary questions!