SAISD A+ Wellness - Nutrition

Good nutrition is one of the keys to good health. You can improve your nutrition by regularly eating foods that have a lot of vitamins and minerals in them, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low- or nonfat dairy.

Nutrition Tips

Ask the Expert: Fat, Sodium, Fiber, and Your Heart
Listen as Angela Spencer, a registered dietitian from Shannon Medical Center, talks about the three most important food topics (fat, sodium, and fiber) surrounding heart health. View video

ASUFit Ask the Expert: Health and Fitness from the ASUFit Brown Bag Library
Listen as professional athlete Desiree Ficker discusses the difficulties of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the exercise and nutrition choices we should all make. View video

Healthy Grocery Shopping for Families
In this video, the first in a series of three produced by Discovery Health, Nora talks about how to shop for groceries in a way that helps one prepare healthy meals and snacks for the entire family. If you're interested in learning the importance of shopping the outer aisles of a grocery store or how to save time shopping and preparing healthy meals, watch this video. View video

Healthy Cooking for Families
In this video, the third in a series of three, Nora talks about how families can put their newfound grocery shopping knowledge to work by preparing quick, healthy meals that both parents and children can enjoy. View video

Healthy Snacking for Families
In this video, the second in a series of three produced by Discovery Health, Nora talks about how families can choose and prepare healthy after-school snacks that will satisfy young appetites, provide the right nutrition, and not spoil a good dinner. View video

Holiday Recipe Makeover
Many holiday recipes are packed full of fat and sugar. Learn how to trim down the favoritess with healthy alternatives. Jo-An Rechtin and Beth Trapani join up in the kitchen for some holiday cooking. View video

Healthy Thanksgiving Meals
Cindy Silver from Lowes Foods tells us how to make a healthy Thanksgiving meal. View video

How To Have A Healthy Thanksgiving
Kimberly interviews Nutritionist Penny Riordan about other Thanksgiving favorites that can be made lower in calorie and healthier for you. View video

Healthy Holiday Recipes - with Rosa, Nutritionist at Oasis of Hope Hospital
Get the scoop on healthy holiday recipes from Rosa, the nutritionist at Oasis of Hope Hospital. Rosa shares her recipes and secret cooking instructions for Thanksgiving Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Brussel Sprouts & Apples, Vibrant Tasty Green Beans, Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts, Roasted Pumpkin Salad, Ponche (Traditional Mexican Christmas Punch), Spinach and Potatoes, and Apple Pie.
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The Benefits Of Whole Grains
Dietitian provides tips and tricks on how to eat better for weight loss and incorporate grains into your diet. View video

SuperTracker – Eating within your individual caloric allotment
Learn how to get a plan using SuperTracker (www.ChooseMyPlate.gov/SuperTracker). SuperTracker is an online tool where you can get a personalized nutrition and activity plan, track your foods and activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help you make healthier choices. Along with MyPlate, SuperTracker helps Americans put the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans into action.

Ask the Expert: Kathy Viau on Nutrition and MyPlate.gov
Wondering if you're eating healthy or are you trying to adjust your eating habits to lose weight? Watch as Kathy Viau, MS, RD, CSSD from Goodfellow AFB demonstrates how to choose foods wisely using MyPlate.gov's recommendations. With her six-minute video, she talks about what people have traditionally eaten, what you should eat instead, and gives graphic representations of a 100 calories worth of a variety of different foods. It's informative! It's shocking! It's inspiring! View video