Eat Better

Eating better doesn’t just mean eating less. It means eating smarter, too. The programs, tips and information below can help along the way.

Verdant Programs

Heath Access Program for Underserved Communities

Chronic Kidney Disease Education & Prevention

Everyday Prevention Program

Program funded: January 2015 – December 2017

How do non-English speakers access health and wellness education? For first-generation immigrants, the answer may be that they simply don’t. The Verdant Health Commission partnered with Korean Women’s Association at the beginning of 2015 to make it easier for Korean and Vietnamese speakers to learn how to manage their health and navigate the health care system.

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Wings to Reading Youth Nutrition Program

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Tips & Info

Gourd-geous fall recipes

Gourds; they are everywhere. If you have been to the supermarket lately, you have probably been gloriously overwhelmed by the variety of winter squash lining the aisles. Not only are they rich in nutrients like vitamin A and fiber, but the sizes, shapes and colors of these lovely vegetables seem to have no end!

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Add variety to your vegetables

As a child, you may have been scolded for not eating your veggies. As an adult, you may have never truly outgrown that finicky eating. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t eat enough vegetables on a daily basis. Your diet may also be lacking valuable veggie variety.

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Cherry happy

Summer fruits and vegetable harvests are always a treat to look forward to, aren’t they? Check out these great cherry recipes to add to your summer to-enjoy list.

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Emotional Eating: How to cope

If you raid the fridge when you’re stressed or upset, that’s called emotional eating. Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

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Vegetarian teens & diet guidance

If your teen wants vegetarian options, you may worry that dropping meat, poultry, and fish will be unhealthy. You need not fret about a child’s growth as long as you provide dairy and eggs, fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, nutrition experts say.

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