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CHEER: Nutrition

Project CHEER (Community Health Education and Exercise Resources) is an exciting effort focusing on accessibility of health promotion activities for individuals with varying levels of abilities.

Easy Nutrition Tips

Let's Focus on:

1. What are the foods that you want to eat?

2. How to shop smart!

3. The impact of nutrition on your health and wellness.

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5 Minute Dinners

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Tips for Healthy Eating

  • Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals! 
  • Choose whole grains and foods that are high in fiberFiber helps manage weigh and helps you feel fuller during the day. 
  • Eat Fish! Salmon and deep sea fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids that keeps your heart healthy! 
  • Eat less trans fats and saturated fats. 
  • Limit your sweets! 

Educational Materials

The Perfect Smoothie

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How to shop smart

When you go to the grocery store, what do you ALWAYS need to do when buying your nutritious food?

1. Look at the quality of food you are buying.  Don't buy any food that looks dirty or rotten.

  • Vegetables and Fruit should smell good, look good, and feel good.  
  • Meat smells neutral and looks clean.

2. Look at the price.

  • Compare the price of similar products by weight.  Example: 1 pound of fresh strawberries is $4.00 versus 1 pound of frozen strawberries is $3.00.  See the video on comparing prices for more examples.
  • Does the price fit my budget for groceries? 

3. Look at the nutritional content on the container! 

  • Look at the Calories in a serving, Compare Fat/sugar/sodium content, Look at the ingredient list 
  • See the video below on reading a food label for more information.

 

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Healthy Eating Resource

Picking the Perfect Avocado

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Easy Homemade Soups

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