Eat Better

Eating better doesn’t just mean eating less. It means eating smarter, too. The programs, tips and information below can help along the way.

Verdant Programs

Heath Access Program for Underserved Communities


Chronic Kidney Disease Education & Prevention


Everyday Prevention Program

Program funded: January 2015 – December 2017

How do non-English speakers access health and wellness education? For first-generation immigrants, the answer may be that they simply don’t. The Verdant Health Commission partnered with Korean Women’s Association at the beginning of 2015 to make it easier for Korean and Vietnamese speakers to learn how to manage their health and navigate the health care system.

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Wings to Reading Youth Nutrition Program



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Tips & Info

Try these recipes: Summer salads

The Verdant Community Wellness Center cooking demo class on Summer Salads in June filled up quickly — but you can still try the recipes offered during that class on your own. Read on for more information.

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Nutrition to reduce cancer risk

Research continues to be done on how diet may affect the development of cancer. It has shown that eating fruits, vegetables, and grains may lower your risk of getting certain cancers. Some components of food including phytochemicals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, may play a role in decreasing the risk of developing cancer.

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Learning basic knife skills

What do knife skills have to do with nutrition? More than you’d think! A new study has found that “Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese.”

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Increasing waistlines warn of later problems

You were a pretty good jock in high school, and in your 20s you tried everything from racquetball to running. But in middle age, even your softball glove is gathering dust. For recreation, you surf — the Web, not the waves. Male attitudes toward health also make men less likely than women to see a doctor.

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12 healthy habits for weight management

Weight management is very complex with multiple influencing factors. Some aspects that influence metabolism and weight are out of our control, such as genetics, gender and age. However, there are many healthy habits that we can cultivate, which are associated with long-term success in meeting and maintaining a healthful weight.

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Gourd-geous fall recipes

Gourds; they are everywhere. If you have been to the supermarket lately, you have probably been gloriously overwhelmed by the variety of winter squash lining the aisles. Not only are they rich in nutrients like vitamin A and fiber, but the sizes, shapes and colors of these lovely vegetables seem to have no end!

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