• A Lifestyle of Exercise & Nutrition

    Welcome

    to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
    sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County.

     

    Health Notes

    Healthy Holidays 

    ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, celebrations, and a lot of food! Studies show that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season. While we may not all gain weight over the holidays, there is a tendency to eat and drink more — and exercise less. Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun. Browse the links under “In the News” for tips on staying healthy during the holidays.

    Click HERE for more information on Diet, Stress, and Meal Tips for Healthier Holidays. [Source: WebMD.com]

    Book of the Month

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

    Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.[Source: Amazon.com]

  • Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potato

    A ½ cup of sweet potatoes provides:

    Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

    A good source of fiber, vitamin B6, and potassium.

  • Recipe of the Month: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potato Mash

    This sweet and simple side dish pairs well with pork or poultry.