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DIABETES PREVENTION TIPS G R E AT C H O I C E S , G R E AT H E A LTH


FOOD FOR HEALTH • Natural and whole foods are the best sources of nutrition • Fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains provide fiber and energy, not to mention vitamins and minerals • Lean protein can be consumed in the form of chicken, fish, and legumes (even some nuts) • Variety is needed to obtain key nutrients


PACKAGED FOODS • Packaged foods – usually processed • Label will usually indicate nutritional content • Moderate amounts may be used if the food is a whole food, such as sliced bread or tortillas • Small amounts should be used if the packaged food is high in sugar and fats, such as chips or pastries • Foods prepared outside the home should be kept at a minimum, and when possible, ask for nutritional information.


FOOD ENEMY


FOOD LABELS • What is the serving size? • How many calories? • How much fat? – Any cholesterol?

• How many carbohydrates? – How much sugar? – How much fiber?


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY • Helps decrease your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke • Improves mood and energy, as well as physical endurance • Discuss physical activity with your doctor to ensure your well-being • Recruit your friends, neighbors and family to exercise


ACTIVITIES IN HUNTINGTON PARK • Department of Parks and Recreation • Locations: Salt Lake Park, Community Center • Variety of recreational classes for many age groups • Many community-wide events that encourage physical activity and health awareness

Parks and Recreation 323-584-6218

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