What does good nutrition look like?
Your body's vital functions all rely on healthy nutrition. A normally beating heart, adequate blood flow and a healthy weight all depend on the nutrients your body intakes. Along with exercise and fitness, proper nutrition also decreases the risk of serious diseases, such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Goshen Health provides the services and resources you need to maintain good health and nutrition.
Getting started with the right nutrition choices
A balanced diet rich in a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins is the foundation of proper nutrition. Foods full of fats, oils and sugar have little to no room in a healthy, balanced diet.
It's not always easy making healthy choices, but these tips may help you get started:
- Make a shopping list that includes a variety of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains.
- Learn proper portion sizes.
- Avoid frying foods whenever possible.
- Add flavor with herbs and spices instead of salt.
- Eat snacks made of fruits, vegetables, nuts or seeds.
Nutrition for kids is just as important. They should also follow these basic dietary guidelines.
Services for health and nutrition at Goshen Health
Registered dietitians with Goshen Health have the right training and education to get you started with better nutrition.
Our program and services include:
Ready to improve your nutrition but not sure where to start? Call (574) 364-2679 to speak with our Nutrition Therapy Services who can help you find the program you need.
Dedicated to improving the health of Elkhart County, Goshen Health supports healthy nutrition in Goshen, IN, with classes, programs and screenings.