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Science of Choices Fact Sheets

An archive of action-oriented fact sheets for clients in PDF format, originally published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Oh, Nuts! Enjoy the Tasty Nutrition and Health Benefits of Nuts
Current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 4 one-ounce servings of nuts a week as part of balanced diets. This fact sheet describes the health benefits of a variety of nuts.


Eggs Can Make Your Day
Eggs are packed with nutrition, easy to use, and economical. This fact sheet describes how eggs can be a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals.


Play It Clean and Cool: Summer Food Safety Reminders
This fact sheet describes a few simple steps you can take to ensure food safety during the warm summer months.


Dining Solo: Eating Well When You’re Eating Alone
This fact sheet describes several strategies to help you easily fix "solo" meals that taste good and are good for you.


How Green (and Red) Is My Valley
Current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 5 servings of vegetables daily. This fact sheet has some tips to help you enjoy eating more vegetables more often.


Secrets to Help Kids Eat Right for Better Nutrition and Weight Management
What can you do to help kids eat right—and enjoy it? This fact sheet has secrets for success gleaned from winning efforts by registered dietitians, nutritionists, parents, and educators.


Get Your Motor Running: Physical Activity Charges the Brain’s Batteries
Physical activity is good for your health—physically and mentally. This fact sheet describes how activity can benefit your brain.


Use Your Bean
Did you know that nutrient-rich dried beans and peas can count as either a protein or a vegetable? This fact sheet provides tips for incorporating beans and peas in your diet.


Probiotic or Prebiotic: What's In My Yogurt?
What are probiotics and prebiotics? What are their benefits? This fact sheet will help you answer these and other questions.


Family Style Meals Matter
Why should family style meals matter? This fact sheet tells you why family meals are important.


Snacks That Don't Attack!
Choosing tasty, nutrient-dense foods from a variety of food groups can give you snacks that don't attack your healthful eating plan. This fact sheet provides tips for choosing these snacks.


Food Safety at Home
Proper food handling, preparation, cooking, and storage can keep you and your family safe from foodborne illnesses. This fact sheet provides tips for handling food safely.


Recipe Makeovers for Life
Healthful eating can be good eating. Using healthful recipes and cooking techniques does not mean sacrificing taste and enjoyment. This fact sheet provides tips for simple changes that will help you meet health goals, plus 2 sample recipe makeovers.


Portion Power
Portion Power—it is one practical answer to better weight management. This fact sheet provides tips to help you reduce the amount of food you eat which will help with weight management.


Understanding Dietary Antioxidants
What are antioxidents? What foods are rich sources of antioxidants? This fact sheet will help you answer these and other questions.


Powerful Lunches
What makes a powerful lunch? One that contributes to balanced nutrition and better intakes of important nutrients of concern in most diets. This fact sheet provides tips to help make the most of lunch whether brown bagging or eating out.


Home Plate: Meals That Bat 1000
This fact sheet offer strategies in keeping with the Dietary Guidelines 2010 to help achieve a nutrient-dense and calorie-balanced way of eating that supports better health and weight management.


Simple, Everyday Actions for Heart Health
Every 37 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a heart-related disease. This fact sheet shares tips to help individuals and families take simple, evidence-based steps daily to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, reduce stress and thus reduce risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases.


Activity for Good Health: What Does This Mean?
What do the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans mean for you and your family? How can you achieve the recommended goals in your daily life? This fact sheet will help you answer these and other questions.


Veggies Everyday Are Okay
This fact sheet can help you add more veggies to your meals.


The Science of Choices Fact Sheets from the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine are provided by Rippe Lifestyle Institute with the kind permission of SAGE Publications.


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