Healthy eating has been identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as an effective method of reducing risk for many diseases, including several of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Therefore, good nutrition and educating the communities we serve on healthy eating habits is important to us. We cater our nutritional services to enhance the quality of life and promote health and well-being through the provision of nutritional counseling and food products.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released on January 31, 2011, emphasize three major goals for Americans:
- Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight
- Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood
- Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains