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

Diabetes Prevention Program

Program funded: Beginning in 2018

Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know that they have it. This statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alarming. At the Verdant Health Commission, we want to help our community members identify if they are at risk of developing diabetes and find support to prevent or manage it.

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Heath Access Program for Underserved Communities


Chronic Kidney Disease Education & Prevention


Everyday Prevention Program

Program funded: January 2015 – December 2017, Renewed January 2018 – December 2020

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 to make it easier for Korean speakers to learn how to manage their health and navigate the health care system.

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Tips & Info

Watch your mailbox for Canopy newsletter

This latest edition of The Canopy provides ideas on how to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine with people you know who may be uncertain about getting vaccinated. We encourage you to join us in having these important dialogues with others to protect our community!

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Is my diet making my allergies worse?

The end of a long winter welcomes a beautiful spring, and with it, the blooming of colorful plants, flowers, and pollen. If you are someone who struggles with seasonal allergies, you may be able to help ease some of your symptoms with a few dietary changes.

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Good sleep for good health

Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. It can make getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis seem like a dream. But sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health.

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Keys to Success: Following the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a plant-based diet that has been proven to create a healthy lifestyle, and decrease heart attack or stroke by 30%. This diet values culture, plant-based foods, and encourages physical activity. A great combo for success when wanting to change your diet!

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Nutrition Recipe Video: Healthy Sweet and Savory Dips

This video from our partner Sound Dietitians provides excellent recipes for healthy dips — both sweet and savory choices. We love that they include both delicious recipes and tips on why these strategies are healthy approaches. If you are working on making healthier food choices, it’s helpful to understand why these changes are good for you, making it easier to remember and put into practice. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Video: Sweet Truth About Sugar

Check out this video from our partner Sound Dietitians as it breaks down the realities of sugar, both natural and added, and provides realistic tips on adjustments to make to reduce your intake of added sugars.

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Nutrition Video: Healthier Holiday Menu Makeover

In this video, learn about holiday recipes and substitutions for seasonal favorites that reduce calories and/or fat without sacrificing flavor. Recipes featured in this video include hot pomegranate punch, roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, and avocado chocolate pudding.

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