When it comes to fruits and vegetables, the more vibrant colorful plant foods-bright berries, sunny tangerines, and dark green lettuces-contain important protective antioxidants that help prevent disease and preserve health.
Eating better: it's something we all strive to do, but how exactly do we do it? We'll provide answers and nutrition information for providers and staff, as well as individuals in treatment and recovery.
There are many challenges with healthy eating, including your budget, menu planning, cooking, managing portion sizes, and busy schedules.
- What does "nutrition" mean?
- How does addiction affect nutrition?
- How can nutrition aid recovery?
- How do you help a patient achieve better nutrition?
- How do you eat better when working odd hours or long shifts?
Concerned about the use of alcohol when preparing food? Click here for the OASAS FYI: Alcohol and Cooking
Use these links and resources to help you make better nutrition part of your lifestyle.
- American Cancer Society - Food and fitness information
- American Heart Association
- Alcoholics Victorius - This link provides information about a recommended diet to promote recovery.
- Apple Journal - New York orchards.
- DOH Nutrition Pages
- Fruits & Veggies Matter - What's a normal serving size, what's the right amount of fruits and vegetables for me? Find out here.
- Just Say Yes to Fruits and Veggies - This site provides information and resources to assist you with incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
- Mayo Clinic Tools for healthier lives - Food and nutrition.
- New York Apple Country
- Nutrition.gov - This site provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
- NYS Dept of Agriculture & Markets - Farm and market search.
- Pick Your Own - This site provides information on local orchards.