OLLI – Be SMART! | … Add vitality to your years with a colorful diet & an active lifestyle.

Are you interested in lifelong learning?  One of the best things that you can do to improve the function of your brain is to choose a healthy lifestyle!

I invite everyone to visit the healthy aging blog, which I  maintain in support of my online course for OLLI at UVa.  The OLLI Be SMART blog is open to all – you do not need to be an OLLI member or to be enrolled in the course to participate in the blog.   I will continue to pull together helpful information, latest research results, and local links –just as I did during my 8 years of teaching BIO 204 Biochemical Nutrition at Judson College.

You can follow OLLI Be SMART on @ollibesmart.

USDA and HHS Announce New Dietary GuidelinesPosted on February 7, 2011 by RuthK

USDA and HHS Announce New Dietary Guidelines to Help Americans Make Healthier Food Choices and Confront Obesity Epidemic WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services HHS Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity. Because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, the 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. Continue reading … USDA and HHS Announce New Dietary Guidelines to Help Americans Make Healthier Food Choices and Confront Obesity Epidemic.

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