• 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

    In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
    In his book In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan’s manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

    [Source: Amazon.com]

  • Harvest of the Month: Broccoli

    broccoli

    A ½ 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!