[email protected]Pearson BenefitsMarch 2017
National Nutrition Month
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National Nutrition Month® is an annual education campaign conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time.
Did you know?
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans are eating and drinking too many added sugars, which can lead to health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Examples of added sugars seen on ingredient labels according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include: dextrose, fructose, and high-fructose corn syrup. These and others are found in sugar-sweetened beverages, cakes/cookies, candy, and dairy desserts like ice cream.
In a 2,000 daily calorie diet no more than 200 calories or 10% should come from added sugars.
In addition to the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that whole grains provide, they also contain dietary fiber, which may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other health complications.
Take action
TAKE ACTION:
Visit www.eatright.org for information on National Nutrition Month® activities.
Eating healthy should not have to break the bank. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) can help you prepare well-balanced meals on a budget.
Trying to decipher food labels can be frustrating. The AND website walks you through what to look for and what to avoid for both packaged goods and fresh foods.
Take advantage of your Nutrition Assistance benefits to help you eat healthier.
Don’t forget that your Pearson benefits offers discounts on Weight Watchers.
Read the LifeCare® article, “Encouraging Healthy Habits in Adult Loved Ones” for a better understanding of the particular nutrition needs of this group.
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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WEBINARS
March 15

Stress Less: Responding to Your Mind and Body

March 22

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Visit the EAP website (Employer ID is Pearson) and select the Education and Resource section and scroll down to EAP Webcast Seminars. Can’t make it? On-demand replay will be available starting 2 hours after the live presentation.
Webinar
FOOD OF THE MONTH
Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Red bell peppers are packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6. They are also a very good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, and manganese.
Peppers

Sources:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; American Academy of Pediatrics; Centers for Disease Control;

Eatingwell.com; Mayo Clinic; USDA/MyPlate.gov; WebMD

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