H1N1 – Health #1 Nutrition #1!

October 30, 2009

Leave it to a Healthy Kids Challenge dietitian to think of a title like that, right?  🙂  Well, in fact, staying healthy is #1 on most people’s minds right now, so what’s best for preventing illness? 

Handwashing.  CDC considers handwashing THE single important thing you can do to help prevent the spread of infection and to stay healthy and well.  I’ve found an excellent compilation of videos on handwashing that you might be interested in.  Watch handwashing videos.

Healthy Eating.  Key actions to take every day:

  • Eat your veggies – and your fruits.  Antioxidants boost your immune system.
  • Choose a healthier snack.  Excess sugar and fat can decrease your abilitiy to fight infection.
  • Drink more water.  Keeping hydrated keeps you healthy!

 Let me know if you take any of these actions-share with me!

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2 Responses to “H1N1 – Health #1 Nutrition #1!”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Thought the Elmo video was great for little ones! I also got a kick out of the Sneezing 101 video–funny, but it got my attention and made an impression. We also can’t forget to take care of ourselves by eating healthy foods, being active and getting enough sleep.

  2. Diana Says:

    With the time change and shorter days, it makes it difficult to get to do that execise outside after work! But the fall days have been beautiful to take a walk over the noon hour.


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