Nutrition: Put a Rainbow on Your Plate
There is increasing evidence that WHAT we eat and HOW MUCH we move can make a big difference – not just in how good we feel, but indeed in how well we think!
Learn more about the SCIENCE of nutrition – free MOOCs from edX
Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition
Learn the fundamentals of nutrition and its impact on human health. (Self-paced, June 14 – October 15, 2015)
Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition
Learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health. (Starts November 9, 2015.)
Eat SMART every day!
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center – Find the latest nutrient data, including an online searchable database of foods and nutrients.
Choose My Plate helps consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health
- Get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan.
- Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up.
- Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.
Some Menu Ideas
- Recipe Library – UVa Club Red
- Healthy Recipes – Mayo Clinic
- Healthy Diet Recipes – MyRecipes.com
- MyPlate-Inspired Quick & Easy Recipes – Cooking Light
- Berkeley Wellness – University of California
- Health & Nutrition Newsletter – Tufts University
- The Nutrition Source – Harvard University
Grab your phytochemicals at the Charlottesville City Market
Combine outdoor exercise with socialization and an emphasis on a colorful (lots of fruits & veggies) diet. Watch for cooking demos, farm tours, and more offered by Market Central.
Activity: Keep Moving!
You don’t need to buy special clothes or belong to a gym to become more active. Physical activity can and should be part of your everyday life. Find things you like to do. Go for brisk walks. Ride a bike. Dance. Work around the house. Garden. Climb stairs. Swim. Rake leaves. Try different kinds of activities that keep you moving. Look for new ways to build physical activity into your daily routine. –National Institute on Aging
Try activities that require little or no equipment or facilities: walking, yoga, t’ai chi, dancing. More examples: go.usa.gov/3EUSG
- Move2Health – learn how to EAT better and MOVE more!
- Hiromi T’ai Chi – a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting the health benefits and art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in the Charlottesville community. We offer training in the Cheng-Ming System as taught by Grandmaster Wang Shu-Jin as well as other related internal martial arts.
- Yoga Laughs – Laughter (Haysa) Yoga is an ancient, new concept — giving you the ability to laugh yourself to health, without relying on humor. We initiate laughter as creative exercise. With childlike playfulness, our laughter becomes spontaneous and contagious. We laugh to bring more oxygen to the body, resulting in new levels of energy and relaxation.