Between Halloween and the New Year, there seems to be an overabundance of edible temptations sabotaging our healthy eating habits.
Marie Roth, registered dietitian for Blythedale and Kohls Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Program, offers some tips for keeping your family on track during the holiday season:
- Avoid skipping meals or snacks earlier in the day to “save” calories for the holiday meal. This usually backfires and results in overeating, as well as less willpower to be selective about food choices.
- Make sure the foods on your plate include protein and fiber, which will keep blood sugars more stable and also help you feel more satisfied or full.
- Drink water throughout the day. Thirst is very often mistaken for hunger.
- Slow down. Cutting your food into small pieces and chewing thoroughly has been shown to elicit greater satiation on less food.
These materials are provided to you by Blythedale Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s
Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Outreach Program.
For more tips and information, please visit www.blythedale.org/kohls.
Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well Program
Blythedale Children's Hospital, through the generosity of Kohl’s Department Stores, is proud to offer Blythedale and Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well, an innovative outreach program designed to bring health and nutrition education to schools throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Through this program, Blythedale staff members teach healthy eating habits to children by providing curricula, training and educational tools to school districts throughout the area. The program provides general nutrition guidelines to students, parents and school faculty. Blythedale Children's Hospital offers experts in nutrition and health-education to speak with local parenting groups, PTAs and school personnel.
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