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snowy background with bare trees, a woman is sitting on the ground with her eyes closed, seems to be meditatingEmotional eating tends to increase over the holidays, so you might try incorporating relaxation techniques into your day to help manage stress. Even something as simple as taking three deep, mindful breaths can help reset your mood.

It’s also more difficult to eat well if you feel deprived by your current eating plan. Use these tactics to make healthy lifestyle changes instead of trying to stick to any particular type of ‘diet.’  Trust that these tips will help you stay on track and allow you to focus on the most important part of the holidays — relaxing and enjoying the festivities with your family and friends. 
Author: Karyn Forsyth Duggan
Visit onemedical.com for more tips on how to stay healthy this holiday season

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 18, 2018

        


a buffet line of a variety of foods with a man holding a plate putting food servings on itPlanning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 15, 2018

        


Vegetables consisting of potatos, lettuce, tomatos, carrots, celery, and cucumbers arranged around a chalkboard that reads Meal PrepDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

 

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


5-6 years old boy and plate of cooked vegetables isolated on white

Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


Fingers of smoeones hand holding a menu with food choicesWhen eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


a little boy with a dog on a leash and a pile of salt on the right sideThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


Image of a happy family of three- mom, dad, and a little girl, outdoor background, with a red banner across the bottom that reads " family is why"The Salty 6-Did You Know?
The American Heart Association wants to help you stay heart healthy.  For starters, check out the six most popular foods that can add high levels of sodium to your diet, “Sodium-Did You Know?”  Learn more about how much sodium you should eat, how to reduce sodium and much more by visiting Sodium Break Up.
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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


opened refrigerator with three containers of food on a lower shelf and two containers of food on the top shelfPlan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


Milk being poured into a glassOur little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


A glass full of ice and water with a lime above it, next to a glass container with yogurt and raspberries on top with garnishHydrate with tons of water throughout the day and your immune system will thank you. The foods you eat can also help prevent the cold. Yogurt, with all its probiotic glory, has been shown to boost the immune system, and one serving of seaweed packs more vitamin C than an orange. Another immunity booster? An autumn favorite: pumpkins.

By Laura McMullen and Ruben Castaneda
https://health.usnews.com/wellness

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 10, 2018

        


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