Harvard experts have created a 6-week plan that can boost your health by showing you simple ways to eat more healthfully.
This all-new online course is an engaging, empowering and exciting way to learn. The course is designed as a 6-week plan; however, you can watch and learn at your own pace. There are interactive exercises, fun quizzes and downloadable worksheets and recipes all designed to help you make healthier food choices.
The food we eat fuels every system and organ in our bodies. Our diet affects how we think and feel and how healthy we are. In fact, about half of Americans have at least one preventable chronic disease linked to not eating right or a lack of physical activity.
Although each food choice we make may seem small, it’s the little decisions we make each day that can derail our health goals and increase our risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even cancer.
You get the latest nutrition facts in a simple, straightforward plan!
There is so much nutrition information available today — much of it is confusing and conflicting — that it can seem difficult to make the best choices. But in this new course, our experts distilled the latest nutrition science into easy steps you can take each day to help you improve your diet, set achievable goals and then take positive steps to reach them.
You’ll find 7 practical steps for a healthy diet. For example, you’ll see how to control protein portion size — most Americans actually get more than they need, how to avoid impulse eating, and why you should aim for at least two servings of fish each week. You’ll discover why “end result” goals like needing to lose 5 pounds for a class reunion aren’t as motivating as behavior-driven goals.
In week 1, you”ll learn how to phase bad foods out of your pantry, fridge and freezer so you can make a clean start … The benefits of using a food diary (we give you one to download and print), … Smarter ways to shop so you fill your cart with the healthiest foods … and how to understand confusing food labels.
In week 2, you”ll see how to set goals for breakfast success … get tips for making healthy breakfast choices (avoid instant oatmeal packages!) … Easy ways to choose the healthiest breakfast cereals… schedule in some morning exercise and even how to kick those high-calorie coffee drinks.
Week 3 helps you make lunchtime healthier and helps you fill your plate with foods to power you through the rest of your day. In week 4 you”ll see how to give your dinner a makeover that helps you get more fruits and vegetables in your diet and more. Week 5 shows you how to snack smarter and in week 6 you”ll find the tips and strategies you need to stay on track for a lifetime of healthy eating.
And this course also shows you Harvard’s Healthy eating plate — the plan shown to slash risk of heart disease by 33% or more!
Plus, you’ll get dozens of recipes you can download and print for everything from Appetizers, to Lunch and Dinner Entrees, Sides and Salads, and even luscious yet healthy Desserts. Try Turkey Meatloaf for dinner and enjoy the leftovers for lunch. Whip up our Greek Couscous Salad with Walnuts. Or our easy Chicken with Roasted Garlic sauce.
You’ll find quick tricks for understanding nutrition labels.
How to tell if a food is really a good source of fiber … how much sodium is too much … and the easy way to understand “percent daily values.”
All the tips, techniques and healthy food secrets are explained by our experts through fascinating slides, informative charts, and interactive quizzes. You’ll get worksheets, a food diary, shopping lists, recipes and more that you can download and print to motivate you and help you stay on track.