Nutrition is Key to Healthy Living

Good nutrition is key to better health.  Over the last two decades, the prevalence of obesity, overweight, malnutrition, and food insecurity among Americans has become a national concern.  Today, approximately one-third of U.S. adults are overweight according to the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

At Care Delectables we are dedicated to improving the health of our nation through the creation and delivery of nutrition solutions.  Our meals will enable healthy eating habits, control weight, and reduce nutritional risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.  Care Delectable meals consist of a variety of foods such as vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, poultry, and fish.

 

Daily recommended serving of food
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) revises the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. The guidelines provide recommendations for the general population, two years and older. These guidelines emphasize foods and beverages that will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight/lifestyle, promote good health and prevent disease. Establishing a healthy diet  can help reduce the risk factors associated with major chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, and renal disease.

 

The daily recommended servings of food as outlined in the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines include:
• Breads/Grains: 6-9 servings per day
• Vegetables: 3-4 servings per day
• Fruits: 2-3 servings per day
• Meats/Fish: 3 servings per day (6 oz total)
• Fat: less than 30% of your total calories should come from fat.
For example, if you eat 2000 Calories per day, no more than 66 grams or kcals should come from fats.

 

Exercise Regularly
Nutrition-ExercisingExercise includes anything that gets you moving, such as walking, dancing or working in the yard. You can earn the benefits of being physically active without going to a gym, playing sports, or using fancy equipment. When you’re physically fit you have the strength, flexibility and endurance needed for your daily activities. Being physically active helps you feel better physically and mentally.

 

Weight Management
Nutrition_Weight-ManagementThe key to successful weight management is making changes in your eating and physical activity habits that you can keep up for the rest of your life. Your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. To lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. You can do this by creating and following a plan for healthy eating and a plan for regular physical activity.