University of Iowa News Release
Feb. 27, 2003
Healthy Eating, Healthy You
Nutrition specialists at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics invite you to "spring into health" during a special event in March.
In 1973, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) began to recognize the importance of this time of year by initiating "National Nutrition Week". Since 1980, the ADA annually has designated the entire month of March as National Nutrition Month in response to growing public interest in nutrition.
To help celebrate healthy eating, the department of food and nutrition services at UI Hospitals and Clinics will sponsor a National Nutrition Month health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in the atrium lobby on the first level of the John Colloton Pavilion.
The UI Hospitals and Clinics dietetic internship class is organizing the event, which is free and open to the public. In addition to displays, there will be food samples, hands-on activities, and prizes. Dietetic interns will be on hand to answer questions.
Featured topics and interactive demonstrations will include choosing fast foods, food alternatives involving flaxseed, variety and portioning of food, nutrition related to fitness and stress, and how the body makes the most of food. One booth will highlight flaxseed, including what it is, its many health benefits, and how to use it in common foods.
Here are a few prepared recipes to be presented at the health fair:
Peanut Butter Flaxseed Cookies
1 1/2 Cups flour
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
1 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
1-12 oz. Can refried beans
Spread refried beans in the bottom of a pie plate and spoon salsa over
the beans. Layer the chopped lettuce over the salsa. Add the tomato and
sprinkle with the grated cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, carrot
sticks or celery sticks.
The theme for this year's observance is "Healthy Eating Healthy You." The focus of the campaign is to reinforce the importance of nutrition as a key component of health, along with physical activity. The result of a healthy lifestyle can be a healthy life.
Healthy eating is part of a fit lifestyle that includes balancing daily energy needs through physical activity and good food choices. Food choices should be a variety of foods eaten in moderation while enjoying the pleasure of food. Adopting these behaviors will help achieve longevity and a higher quality of life.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.
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