Nutrition Month: TIP 23: Spend a little more time in the produce section to add colour and crunch to your cart.

The greater the variety of vegetables and fruit you have at home, the more you’ll eat, especially if you put them where you can see them! Vegetables and fruit are filled with vitamins, minerals and fibre. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit promotes good health and can help you manage your weight. Add to your grocery cart brightly coloured broccoli, squash, kale, melons, berries and more. Don’t forget about mushrooms, cauliflower and pale green cabbage; they may not be bright, but they are healthy choices too. Be sure to eat the veggies and fruit you buy. Try these tasty tips:
• Place a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter for quick, tasty snacks.
• When you reach for a mid-afternoon snack, pick veggies instead of salty snack foods. Keep fresh veggies in the fridge, cut up and ready to eat.
• At meals, offer more than one vegetable. Fill half of your plate with veggies – the more you have on your plate, the more you’ll eat.

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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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