January is Physical Health and Nutrition Month
The start of a new year means there is a lot of talk about healthy eating and exercise. It is never too late to make lifestyle changes including trying a new nutritious food or getting involved in a fun physical activity. Below are some helpful tips for staying healthy:
Choose a variety of vegetables: Different choices of vegetables give the body different minerals and vitamins. Fresh vegetables are wonderful but remember to eat them quickly as the nutrition content can decline after a week. Prepare vegetables by roasting or grilling them - avoid adding butter, salt or cheese.
Fruits contain essential vitamins: Fiber is found in the skin of fruits. Aim for 2-3 servings of fruit a day, fresh fruit is best but canned fruit is also healthy if it doesn't contain a lot of sugar.
You can eat healthy on a budget as well. Stock up and save money when lean meat, milk or yogurt are on sale. Farmers markets have cheaper fruits and vegetables available and you can also check the advertisements for your local grocery store to buy food that is on sale.
Thank you for helping us to empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe and successful.