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Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
May 13th begins the 5 for 10 Fruit & Veggie Challenge !  We can't wait to see your recipes, food prep, and amazing salads!  Share your best tips and recipes in this discussion and don't forget to sign up for the challenge here .   For ...
Wash and prep your fruit & veggies. I am a lot more likely to eat fruit and veggies if they are already washed and ready ...
Debi Blank Debi Blank May '18
I have also been slacking on the veggies lately even though my school is very engaged in the "Farm-to-school" ...
This is my 3rd year of having a porch garden - oh it is heaven! All the yum right on the porch and seconds from picked to ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Curious about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and what it actually looks like? Indiana State Nurses Association is sponsoring a 21 Day Vegan Kickstart program. March 24th is the date for the virtual kick-off event. There is a nominal ...
Sue 2080
Yes, I will shoot for 5 of fruit and and veggies a day.  Not going to easy, I don't really like veggies. 
Sue 2080 May '19
Veggies are a huge group not to like... which ones do you really hate? I’m lucky I love veggies... maybe I can give you ...
Sue 2080 ‍ I used to hate many types of veggies, notably green beans, cauliflower, kale, and brussell sprouts.  We ...
NicoleV93 NicoleV93 May '19
I am pretty excited about this challenge. I have loved fruits and vegetables since I was a young girl (maybe because ...
ChristiM
I am trying to eat healthier this year, but I feel like it's the time between lunch and dinner that always gets me! Right around 3/4pm I just want to snack!! In an attempt to cut back sugar (I can't wait for the Curb  Your Sweet Tooth ...
ChristiM Feb '21
Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to your apple to get that "sweetness." Try Kombucha (fermented juice drink) which give a ...
There is so many health snacks, I get super hungry to around that time! I like to do homemade hummus with pita that I ...
Katherine Cassel
Hey everyone,  I just got the myself and my children enrolled in a program for overall health. Nutrition, and physical activity all come included in the program. I hope this gets me farther than the other things I have tried. It makes me ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jan '21
Katherine Cassel ‍ That is amazing!! What kind of program is it? I love that you can get your children involved too! ...
It is a hospital program funded by the state for the public. I happened across it when at the library with my ...
Ahh! I LOVE this Christi! I workout with my son too! What kind of workouts are you doing? I've found some I love, but ...
Katherine Cassel
Nutrition is not my strong suit. I am fighting high cholesterol. I want to bring down my LDL and increase my HDL. Does anyone have any tips tricks or advice? I want to be healthier, this is my goal and challenge. I am 25, and a first year ...
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '20
Katherine Cassel ‍ so I know that fiber can help lower your cholesterol. I saw this blog post about increasing fiber ...
Thank you so much. I will gladly look into these. 
Jazmine M Jazmine M Nov '20
Hi Katherine, good for you for wanting to improve your cholesterol with dietary changes. I am a registered nurse ...
Aieda Solomon
Hey everyone, I have a nurse friend who has had some stressful things happen in her work life recently and she notices that during these times she opts for unhealthy food choices, when compared to when things are going well. I'm ...
Aieda Solomon May '17
I love this!  Thanks for the reminder :)
I love the title Food is fuel not Therapy because it focuses our attention on purpose. God created everything for a ...
YES!!! This is so common.....Stressed - eat a donut, busy - eat a donut, sad - eat a donut, happy - eat a donut.
And ...
Loveable Lady E
I am aware I have an awful diet some times, slowly trying to make improvements w/ the increase of fruits and veg and eating earlier than 7pm.  It's not always easy due to may work schedule and having to eat sometimes after 8 pm my normal ...
Loveable Lady E Aug '20
ChristiM ChristiM Aug '20
Loveable Lady E ‍ For salads, try to switch it up and do very different salads when you can! I find that if you can keep ...
nfekete nfekete Sep '20
I get sick of salads, too.  They get really boring.  For a while, I was eating so many of them that I LITERALLY gagged ...
Jeanj001
As nurses we know that our immune system is imperative to good health. Although we try to eat all our vegetables and fruits according to serving requirements. However, we fail at best. I have started taking Juice Plus a product that has ...
Jeanj001 May '20
rnscholar rnscholar May '20
Jeanj001 ‍ I will have to check that out.  I used to take Juice Plus and maybe should think about it again.  I have been ...
rnscholar
With all of the different types of diets and ways of eating out there (Paleo, plant-based, keto, starch) I am wondering what works for you?  What helps you stay healthy?
rnscholar Feb '20
Many years ago I heard Michael Pollan's short & sweet nutrition advice & love his 7 words of advice!

"Eat food, not ...

rnscholar rnscholar Feb '20
That is wonderful advice Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ !  I love it, and it seems to make so much sense.  I really need to ...
abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
I love those rules, Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍.

I've been trying to clean up my eating habits and I've tried to eat clean ...

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