Family Observance Week December 27th - December 31st
Sunday, December 27th-Nutrition Day: (No Junk in the Trunk!)
During the holiday season, it is often very easy to give in to those unhealthy edible pleasures that we all indulge in from time to time. However, with the high rates of illness, disease, and premature deaths (all due to poor diet), Nutrition Day plays a vital and significant role as the first day of Family Observance Week. The primary objective of Nutrition Day is to prepare and consume all healthy and nutritious foods for the entire day. That’s right … NO JUNK! In addition, families should discuss the nutritional benefits of healthy foods and the negative effects of eating unhealthy foods. To assist you, we have included a few links for you to check out.
Breakfast – fresh fruit; toasted whole grain wheat bread (use vegetable spread or soy, not butter); freshly squeezed orange, apple, or grapefruit juice; fruit or vegetable smoothies; oat meal or Cream of Wheat; cold cereal (no sugar or high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients). No bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, waffles, or coffee today OK?
Lunch – vegetable salad; fruit salad; juice (100%); herbal tea (no caffeine); chicken/turkey/tuna/soy/tofu on whole grain wheat (no mayo).
Dinner – steamed vegetables, brown rice, baked potato with soy butter, baked fish, wheat noodles with sauce, herbal tea, water.
Things to try: sea salt, vegetable or soy spread, water, soy/almond milk, healthy snacks such as raisins, nuts, honey, agave, carrots, celery.
Things to avoid: table salt, butter, refined sugar, caffeine, fried foods, pop/soda, coffee, all junk foods (you know, ice cream, pizza, chips, candy, etc, etc, etc).