FOOD & HEALTH
Dining with Diabetes
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well while reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you! The five-session program will give you the information and motivation to help you make positive lifestyle changes for improved control of your diabetes. In addition to the educational sessions, you'll learn how to prepare healthy recipes, sample prepared foods, and plan balanced meals. This program has been successful in helping participants reduce their long-term health risks and improve their quality of life.
Raising Healthy Eaters
This program is for parents of 2-5 year olds who want happy, healthy children and enjoyable mealtimes. Through a series of classes which include activities, food preparation, and discussion that focus on nutrition, eating behaviors and parenting; participants learn about:
Register for these programs by contacting the Extension Office at 765-793-2297.
The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend making half of your plate Fruits and Vegetables. Below is a link to publications detailing in season produce for the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Here you should find excellent information to help you select the best produce for your plate.
Varying your fruits and vegetables is crucial to ensure you are getting all your vitamins. The different vitamins and nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables help your vision, increase your immune system, and play a role in disease and cancer prevention. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables contain fiber to help keep the intestinal tract moving and aids in satiety. These nutrients do not last long in the body so make sure to eat five servings a day to keep your vitamin levels steady.
Please use these publications for new recipe ideas and proper selection and storage of your fresh produce. Selecting the Best Produce.pdf
Family Nutrition Program