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Our nutritional needs depend on our stage of life, health conditions, and preferences – preferences often influenced by our culture and upbringing.  Learn more about Native nutrition and how we can use MyPlate and My Native Plate as an education tool to improve our eating.

Native Nutrition

By Taylor Christensen Cruz, M.P.H., R.D.

Taylor Christensen Cruz is a dietitian for the Washoe Tribal Health Center in Douglas County, Nevada. Taylor also sits on the Nevada Healthy Aging Alliance.

Monday, Nov.14, is World Diabetes Day

Mason Jar Recipes 

Overnight Oatmeal with Berries

Yogurt Parfait

Cruz, T. 2022, Healthy LIVING while Aging! (2022-11), Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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Also of Interest:

 
Colorful Roll
Help your preschooler learn their fruits and vegetables with this fun and interactive game.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nutrition Facts Label: Understanding the Label
The Nutrition Facts label is designed to provide consumers with relevant information and nutrient content of food products being consumed. Learn how to read a nutrition facts label.
Buffington, A., Lindsay, A. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
sweet potatoes
Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Desert
Sweet potatoes easily grow in the desert and provide necessary vitamins and nutrients. By implementing the proper gardening techniques, everyone can enjoy the tasty treat. Sweet potatoes like a hot growing season, making southern Nevada an ideal place for them.
Wynne, T., Robinson, M.L., Callaghan, A. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-17-02
fast food
Results From a Workplace Health and Wellness Program
In March 2013, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension received a grant to develop, implement and evaluate a six month pilot Workplace Health and Wellness program for employees at a local business. The program was to be delivered between April 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013.
Powell, P. 2016, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Special Publication-16-05
A comparison of beliefs and attitudes about body image, eating and weight between incarcerated and non-incarcerated females.
This study looks at behavioral health associated with weight concerns, body image, obesity and eating pathologies. Left untreated these may serve as triggers for relapse. The study observed differences in beliefs and attitudes about body image, eating and weight between incarcera...
Lindsay, A. 2015, UNLV Dissertation
 

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Healthy Aging

The Healthy Aging strategy offers physical activity and nutrition education, and health promotion to seniors throughout Nevada. With funding from the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), Healthy Aging programming provides skills that support making healthy eating choices and encourage an active lifestyle.