Preschoolers are making food choices everyday, and many of their food choices are made by observing the people around them. If they have a brother or sister that don't like fruits and vegetables then they may not like fruits and vegetables. They don't eat the food because they have tried the food, but because they are mode[...]
October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month and when families eat together, meals are likely to be more nutritious. Also, kids who eat regularly with their families are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods and are more likely to eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
May is Asthma awareness month. It is a time to bring awareness of a chronic incurable, inflammatory disorder of the airways.
Did you know that Asthma is one of our nations most common and costly diseases? There is no known cause and over 20 million people have it. The severity of asthma, as well as the frequency of asthma episodes (“attacks”), can be influenced by exposures to allergens and/ irritants (“triggers”) in the env[...]
Snacking during the work hours can help to keep a person's energy up during the day if they haven't been able to have a healthy breakfast or lunch. However, often the snack choices available at the worksite aren't the healthiest. Also, we often lack the knowledge about nutrition to make the healthy choice.
Alabama Department of Public Health's (ADPH) seeks to provide guidance in helping individuals and worksites make healthie[...]
Are you one of the many uninsured that haven’t signed up for health insurance yet? Is confusion about where to go and how to figure out which plan is best for you and your family have you at a standstill?One of the first things you might consider doing is reading background information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - What the goals of the ACA are, and the role providing health insurance to millions will have in crea[...]
The presence of lead in the home has an impact on the health of everyone in the home. The impact of lead exposure can be found in almost every organ and system in your body. Children six years old and younger are most susceptible to the effects of lead. For 2013, A[...]
Apples are a healthy food choice. They are convenient, fast and nutritious. Naturally fat and cholesterol free, apples are also a source of fiber. Currently, the average Alabamian eats only 1.6 servings of fruits and vegetables pe[...]
The HNDH team is getting ready for the new year!
Expanding, implementing and enhancing nutrition and health programs to better serve you!
Did you know that people who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases? Grains provide nutrients important for good health and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of all grains eaten be whole grains. September is National Whole Grains Month which serves as a reminder that Americans need more whole grains in their daily diet.
August is here and that means school is just around the corner. Schools are a key setting for healthy nutrition and physical activity strategies. Many schools have already made changes to their school nutrition environments, improved the quality of the foods served, and now provide students with more nutritious, healthy choices.
Do you really know if your children are eating healthy school meals? The only real way to be sure i[...]
The number of foodborne illnesses increases during the summer. Here's why: Bacteria love the hot, humid days of summer, and grow faster than at any other time of the year. When the temperature is above 90 F, the time perishable food can be left outside the refrigerator or freezer drops from two hours to one hour. At the same time temperatures rise, we're more likely to leave food unrefrigerated for longer time periods. Food sits[...]
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