• 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]

    January Health Forum
    With wellness incentives, paid screenings and support for healthy schools, elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are designed to keep us healthy before illness strikes. On Thursday, January 14, 9 to 10:30 a.m., PHVC’s County’s Community Health Forum will look at the ACA’s local prevention support. Dr. Nancy Wharfield, associate chief medical officer with Gold Coast will lead the talk, which is free of charge. The forum will be held at Ventura County Behavioral Health Administration Training Room, 1911 Williams Drive in Oxnard. Please RSVP to alejandro.elias@ventura.org. Download an event flyer here.

    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: Pumpkin

    Pumpkins

    A ½ cup of pumpkin provides:

    An excellent source of vitamin A

    A good source of vitamin C

  • Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Bean Soup

    PumpkinBeanSoup

    This simple and easy dish would be a great addition to any Fall-inspired meal.