Tag: Food & Nutrition

Hunger is a health issue

September 2016

Access to affordable, nutritious food is not a sure thing for 1 in 7 people in Washtenaw County. 11,000 of our kids struggle with hunger. September, this beautiful season of abundance, is Hunger Action Month - a time to reflect that amidst plenty, there is much need. Food insecurity has an adverse impact on health.

8 Tips - Eat your fruits & veggies

January 2015

Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Life   Karen Koeppe, Packard Health Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator has some practical tips for eating healthy. There's always room for more veggies! When preparing a casserole, soup or chili, throw in a few extra frozen vegetables.  Add sauteed sliced portabella mushrooms, zucchini or green peppers to

Do the DASH diet - Fight high blood pressure

January 2015

Get the Low Down on High Blood Pressure    The DASH diet has just "dashed off" with highest honors as US News 2015 Top-Rated Diet.   DASH - "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" - is an all star. It gets high marks for nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes, and its role in supporting

Mediterranean diet - Savor it!

May 2014

The Mediterranean Diet, the sensible, healthy-eating model that's been around for 20 years is the subject of two new studies.* And it's all good news... The "Med" Diet reduces risk of stroke and heart attack, and Type 2 diabetes. Celebrate the Med Diet! 1. For a healthy, tasty treat - It's Greek to Me Dip recipe 2.