Smart Snacking

Snacking is a great way to stay healthy and nutritious snacks are the way to go!  Here are some tips to make the most out of snacking.

  • Build your own snacks rather than buying them from a vending machine.
  • Combination snacks like apples with peanut butter or low fat cheese and whole grain crackers keep you fuller longer
  • Drink enough water because thirst can often be confused with hunger.
  • Choose fat free or low fat yogurts and cheeses
  • Use the Nutrition Facts Label to compare a serving size with what you are actually consuming.
  • Eat snacks in between meals to avoid over eating at meals
  • Cut fruits and vegetables immediately after you bring them home from the store or market. Store them in the refrigerator where they can easily be seen and used for on the go snacks
  • Prepare low-fat and fat-free dips to eat with fruit and vegetables.
  • Keep a fruit bowl out rather than a candy dish

 

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  •  This September across Lorain County, residents can get their blood drawn at a low cost and learn their cholesterol, blood glucose, complete blood count, and other health indicators. Public health nurses from Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will answer questions and provide information during blood draw sessions at community locations throughout Lorain County. All Lorain County adults ages 55 and older are invited.

  • Lorain County worksites can sign up now to compete this September in the second annual Step it Up Challenge. The Lorain City Port Authority won first place in the 2017 Step it Up Challenge by averaging over 12,000 steps (about 6 miles) per employee per day. An introductory webinar will take place on Aug. 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM to learn more about the Step it Up Challenge.

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