Nutrition

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Saturday, March 01, 2014
Click here for a PDF of Louisiana's Harvest Calendar. (/_Assets/HealthLibrary/harvest1.pdf) Learn the season of fruits and vegetables. It will be more affordable and is a great way to experiment with fresh and exciting foods. March in Louisiana is mostly a month of transition, but there ar ..

Don’t Settle For A "One Size Fits All" Fad Diet

Friday, March 01, 2013
March is National Nutrition Month and this years’ theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” encouraging everyone to personalize their health to fit their lifestyle. The following are tips on how to get started. Personalize your eating style: The best “diet&rdquo ..

Is My Child Overweight?

Monday, June 01, 2009
Imagine you are at the pediatrician’s office with your 11-year-old son for his annual check-up when she informs you that your son has “X” disease. This chronic disease will cause him to be short of breath during exercise and tire easier than his friends. Over time, it will caus ..

Fast Facts About Eating

Friday, June 01, 2007
Benefits of Healthy Eating Healthy eating contributes to overall healthy growth and development, including healthy bones, skin, and energy levels. It also contributes to a lowered risk of dental caries, eating disorders, constipation, malnutrition, and iron deficiency anemia.  ..

Are Fad Diets Healthy?

Thursday, January 01, 2004
Promises, promises, promises. All fad diets promise quick weight loss, but are they healthy? Unfortunately, low-carbohydrate diets are not the fuel mix the body needs to run properly and can cause health risks over the years. The following are some important dieting Do’s and Don’ts.  ..

Realistic Goals Must Be Set to Lose Weight

Saturday, December 01, 2001
When starting any weight loss program, realistic goals need to be set. Ask yourself how much weight is realistic for you to lose and keep off? And, keep in mind that losing weight means taking in fewer calories and changing your eating habits. The following strategies can help you get started.  ..

Weight Loss Made Simple

Friday, December 01, 2000
January 19-25 is Healthy Weight Week. Healthy Weight Week promotes not only healthy eating habits, but supports total health and well-being, as well as maintaining healthy lifestyle that lasts a lifetime and prevents weight problems. “Live actively, eat well and feel g ..