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May 01

March Madness for Nutrition

MARCH MADNESS FOR NUTRITION

BY TANAYAH HARLEY

March was Nutrition Month, and for “Wellness on Wheels” there was a table set up in the hallway of Jeffries where students were able to pick up fun facts about nutrition and even a stress ball for their upcoming finals. The information ranged from what non-organic fruits were good to eat and what fruits needed to be bought organic for safety from pesticides. There was also information about what healthy snacks people should replace from the unhealthy snacks they ate. Let’s not forget about our contest that went on. The students were challenged to eat healthy meals all month and with those healthy meals they were able to take a photo of the healthy meal itself or them eating it and send the photo to Health Services. The more photos they took the greater chance they had to win. The grand prize for the contest was a dinner for 2 at a local restaurant. What a way to end March Madness!!!

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Ever wonder what GMO means? Well, it means Genetically Modified Organisms. The 10 WORST FOODS that are prominently high in GMO’s are the following:

 Corn

Canola

Soy

Aspartame

Papayas

Cotton

Dairy

Zucchini

Yellow Squash.

Be sure to ask about the nutrition facts about your meal when going out to eat and make sure you read the nutrition labels on foods and drinks.

Did you miss “Snack Attack”? Well don’t worry because you are able to do the same thing at home. During “Snack Attack” there was information given about healthy snacks you could eat and there was a table set out in the Gavan Lounge where you were able to come and make your own trail mix. Ingredients included raisins, white and dark mini chocolate chips, cheerios, pretzels, popcorn , and more… lots more. You are able to make these at home just using healthy little snacks and putting them together in a little plastic bag.

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