The UC Cooperative Extension sent me a news release reminding me it’s National Nutrition Month and the theme being “Get Your Plate in Shape.” I love the advice on how to eat better these days. In fact, I heard the same advice when I attended a diabetes education conference in Sacramento recently. It’s simple and not overwhelming in its dos and don’ts. It’s worth a read.
Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
-Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables: Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark green, red and orange varieties. Add fresh, dried, frozen or canned fruits to meals and snacks.
-Make at least half your grains whole: Choose 100 percent whole-grain breads, cereals, crackers, pasta and brown rice. Check the ingredients list on food packages to find whole-grain foods.
-Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk: Fat-free and low-fat milk have