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Nutrition Awareness & ServicesChapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Chapa-De: Nutrition Awareness & Services

Nutrition Awareness & Services

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

One of the best ways to stay healthy both physically and mentally is through good nutrition. Eating well helps make sure your body stays fit and ready to conquer illnesses or other obstacles. March is National Nutrition Month, so if your nutrition is lacking, now is the time to improve it!

What is nutrition?

The word nutrition comes from the word nutrients, which are the things your body needs to stay healthy and work properly. Nutrients help you to grow, repair body tissue and build new muscle tissue. These three things keep you healthy and strong.

How to have good nutrition

Having good nutrition means you are eating well. There are many ways to eat well but doing so requires an understanding of the different food groups. By combining foods from different food groups, you can get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. The five food groups are:

While it is important to make sure you are eating foods from all of the food groups, it is also important to monitor how much you are eating. The appropriate amount of a food is called a serving size. Making sure you don’t eat too much more than the recommended serving size is important to achieving good nutrition.

How to improve your nutrition

There are many ways to improve your nutrition. Some examples are:

  • Eat three fruits every day
  • Add beans to your diet
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Stop eating when you are full
  • Eat whole grains, like brown rice and whole wheat bread
  • Eat two sources of low-fat dairy every day
  • Use olive or canola oil
  • Limit saturated fat
  • Eat three meals every day
  • Drink more water
  • Click HERE for more tips on improving your nutrition.

Nutrition at Chapa-De

At Chapa-De, we believe a healthy diet is necessary to living a healthy life. Eating healthy can increase both your physical and mental health. Our goal is to help you advance your health and well-being in any and every way possible and we have dedicated team members to help you. Our experienced staff includes Board Certified Registered Dieticians and Lifestyle Coaches that focus on nutrition.

Margreet Adriani is a Lifestyle Coach and has been working at Chapa-De for 5 years. Magreet is one of our Nutrition Specialists and knows everything about nutrition and balanced diet. Her mission is to help patients make their health a priority. From diabetes prevention and management to healthy dieting and exercising, Margreet is an expert at providing patients with the resources that they need to sustain positive lifestyle changes throughout their lives. “Many patients are taking care of others and at times sacrifice their own health in process” says Margreet. She helps patients to see their own health as a priority and gives them tools to make affordable changes that make a difference.

Meet our full nutrition team by clicking HERE (you’ll find them in our Diabetes Department but they are available to assist all Chapa-De patients with their health needs).

Our team is ready to assist any patient that needs help taking the first step and creating a healthier life for themselves and those around them.

We offer many classes and programs to help you learn about nutrition and health education.

Click HERE for a full calendar of our health and wellness programs.

For more information on our programs, or for general questions, please call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.

eatforhealth.gov.au

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Nutrition Awareness & Services
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

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