April’s healthy eating tips focus on healthy portions, colorful foods

April 2, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This month there are two Healthy Eating Tip displays across the academic medical center with both offering handouts and prizes.

Stop by the University Hospital Cafeteria to visit the first display.  There, you’ll find helpful handouts with some simple tips for creating plates with healthy portions and lowering your calories while still eating the same amount of food.

Maintaining a healthy weight can be a persistent challenge. But managing your weight can be as simple as controlling the portions you take and the foods you put on our plate.

You can also enter to win an elegant plate set to stay portion-conscious at home!

At the Healthy Eating Tip display on Level B1 in the Rogel Cancer Center, you can find tips on celebrating spring by adding more color to your plate. Everyone knows it’s important to eat more fruits and vegetables, but it’s also important to make sure you are getting plenty of variety on your plate! Because different phytochemicals create various colors, flavors and aromas in food, eating many colors is the best way to make sure you’re getting a wide variety of disease-fighting nutrients.

Aim to eat five different colors of fruits and vegetables a day and experiment with plant-based protein sources such as red lentils, green peas and black beans for even more color.

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a package of reusable grocery bags (reminder: Earth Day is April 25) and a cookbook full of colorful recipes!

More information about healthy eating throughout the year is also available on the Patient Food and Nutrition Services Healthy Eating Tip website.