February 26, 2016

12 Habits: Portion Sizes

By nicoleblock

chop broccoli"Being mindful of portion sizes is very important to healthy lifestyles. Awareness of the serving size used to calculate nutritional information on a label and how it compares to the portion consumed is important to avoid excess calorie intake surprises. Learning what a portion size actually is, and, eating that amount is tricky. If you haven’t started reading labels, now is the time to start and take note of the serving size and calories, it takes only seconds and can save you hundreds of unwanted calories. Knowledge is one step towards a healthier lifestyle." -Carol Gorman, Administrator for Food Services, Mayo Clinic

Want to try increasing the portion size of healthy foods in your diet? The Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center has LOTS of resources for you! We offer Culinary ClassesNutrition Classes,  Healthy Recipes, and a Nutrition Blog to help you and your family stay healthy.  Habit 3 call out box

Join us on Tuesdays from 11am - 1:30pm in the DAHLC Center Café for Tasty Tuesdays, where you can enjoy  a featured item (that includes an entree, sides, and beverage). During the month of March, create your own Noodle Bowl with Chicken, Beef or Tofu, Vegetable Blend and a variety of toppings—it's served with a Fortune Cookie and a beverage for only $5.75!

Since March is National Nutrition Month®,  you'll have an opportunity to see a lot of nutrition related displays in the cafeterias, including cooking demonstrations! Check out the schedule below:

  • March 3, 11am-12pm: Mexican Themed Demo at St. Marys By The Way Café
  • March 10, 11am-1pm: Italian Themed Demo at Methodist Employee Cafeteria
  • March 17, 11am-12pm: Moroccan Themed Demo at DAHLC Center Café


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