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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  •  Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) works with partners around the region to make it safer and easier for people to be physically active. Active transportation - or human powered travel, like walking and biking - helps people meet daily physical activity recommendations.

  • Age-related changes, disabilities, and chronic health conditions may make it difficult to go grocery shopping, especially in rural locations and for people with a low income. The Coalition for Quality Aging (CQA), which works to improve the quality of aging for older adults in Lorain County, identified this barrier and worked to find solutions. CQA partners at Oberlin Community Services (OCS) proposed to test out a food delivery service for people in southern Lorain County who can’t get to the store due to disability or age-related challenges.

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