• 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

    National Nutrition Month
    National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

    [Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics]

    Book of the Month

    Heart 411
    In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle questions: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children?

    Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.

    [Source: Amazon.com]

  • Harvest of the Month: Broccoli

    broccoli

    A ¬Ĺ cup of cooked broccoli provides:

    Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate.

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

  • Recipe of the Month: Roasted Broccoli

    RoastedBroccolil

    This simple and delicious dish works well as a side dish to accompany any meal!