• 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 (Local) Food Day

    Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day takes place annually on October 24th to address issues including health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and food and farm worker justice.  Food Day’s goals are to raise awareness about food issues, strengthen and unify the food movement, and improve our nation’s food policies.

    Individuals and organizations will come together on October 24th to learn, debate, and mobilize to improve our food system and the American diet. Click HERE to learn more.  [Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest]

    Book of the Month

    The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan

    A national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us — whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed — he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. [Source: Amazon.com]

  • Harvest of the Month: Kiwifruit

    Kiwifruit

    A ½ cup of sliced kiwis provides:

    An excellent source of vitamins C & K.

    A good source of fiber.

    A source of potassium, folate, and beta-carotene.

  • Recipe of the Month: Kiwi Mint Lemonade

    Kiwi Mint Lemonade

    A healthy and refreshing beverage that’s perfect for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up!