• 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 Diabetes Month

    One in 12 Americans has diabetes – that’s more than 25 million people. And another 79 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. November is National Diabetes Month. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the American Diabetes Association. Use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes.

    Click HERE to learn more. [Source: American Diabetes Association]

    Book of the Month

    American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Reference from the Diabetes Experts

    The American Diabetes Association—the nation’s leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy—has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on the best self-care techniques and the latest medical advances. Topics include strategies for avoiding diabetes complications; expanded sections on meal planning and nutrition; and tips on working with the health care system and insurance providers. [Source: Amazon.com]

  • Harvest of the Month: Pumpkins

    Pumpkins

    A ½ cup of pumpkin provides:

    An excellent source of vitamin A.

    A good source of vitamin B.

    A source of beta-carotene.

  • Recipe of the Month: Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup

    Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup

    This soup is perfect for the Fall and can be served as a side dish or main meal.