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Think Your Plate
10/24/2018 (major revision)

Making the right food choices is a great way for people with diabetes to control their blood glucose. Managing blood glucose helps reduce the risk for health complications. | FCS3-548
web only | 2 pages | 880 words | - | PDF: 240 kb

Carbohydrate Counting
10/24/2018 (major revision)

Carbohydrate (carb) counting is a way of keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you get from the foods you eat. Carbohydrate counting can help you manage your blood glucose level. | FCS3-546
web only | 8 pages | 2,000 words | 88 downloads | PDF: 677 kb

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
10/24/2018 (minor revision)

Two out of three adults living with diabetes also have high blood pressure. High blood pressure has no symptoms. It may be difficult to tell if your blood pressure is high. A person may have high blood pressure for years and not know it. | FCS3-543
web only | 4 pages | 1,400 words | - | PDF: 190 kb

Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C
10/24/2018 (minor revision)

Diabetes is often called a "silent disease" because it can cause serious complications without symptoms. A person with diabetes may feel healthy and still have too high a level of blood glucose. It is important to know how well you are managing your blood glucose level. | FCS3-542
web only | 2 pages | 820 words | - | PDF: 132 kb

Sweet Enough Without All That Sugar
9/10/2018 (new)

Sweeteners have been around since the earliest history of man and provided carbohydrates as a source of energy. Fruit and honey were the first sweet foods available. Today, sugar is one of the most popular food additives in the United States. We know that the overindulgence of foods high in calories and low in nutrients can lead to chronic health problems. Even so, questions remain. How much sugar do I really need? What is the difference between sugars and artificial sweeteners? What part does sugar play in a healthy diet? Is life really sweet without all that sugar? | FCS3-618
web only | 6 pages | 1,885 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 1,590 kb

Breathe Easy with COPD
8/29/2018 (new)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, is the 4th leading cause of death in Kentucky and in the United States. Almost 1 in 10 Kentucky adults have been diagnosed with COPD by a doctor and it is estimated that even more people are living with the disease and donít even know it. Although this disease can be deadly, simple changes in lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing the disease or improve your health if already diagnosed. | FCS3-617
web only | 3 pages | 1,062 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 274 kb

Say Yes to Cancer Prevention
8/29/2018 (new)

Cancer is when damaged cells grow and divide uncontrollably in the body. These cancer cells can then spread to other parts of the body. These cells are unhealthy and they take over normal cells, making it hard for our body to function normally. Cancer is a word used to refer to several different, but related diseases. Usually cancer is named by what organ it affects first. For example, if cancer is found first in the lungs, it is called lung cancer. | FCS3-616
web only | 4 pages | 1,518 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 649 kb

Healthy Choices for a Healthy Heart
8/29/2018 (new)

Heart disease and cardiovascular disease are two terms that mean the same thing. These terms refer to all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. For example, heart disease includes heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis, heart failure, and other conditions of the heart and blood vessels. Many of these diseases have a similar underlying cause---a build-up of fat in blood vessels. | FCS3-615
web only | 4 pages | 1,601 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 1,084 kb

All About Blood Pressure
8/29/2018 (new)

Blood pressure is the amount of force caused by blood as it pushes through the blood vessels in the body. This pressure is created by the pumping action of the heart. Blood vessels are like small tubes with blood constantly flowing through them. In order for blood to flow to all parts of the body from the heart, there has to be enough force behind the blood for it to be pushed all the way down to our toes and all the way up to our brain. This is our blood pressure. | FCS3-614
web only | 4 pages | 1,404 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 988 kb

Why Blood Sugar Matters
8/29/2018 (new)

Diabetes is a disease. It is not like the flu or a cold---you canít catch it from just being around your friends or family. It usually occurs when people have too much sugar in their blood and they cannot control their blood sugar level. If blood sugar levels are too high, it can be harmful to all parts of our bodies and keep us from doing the things we enjoy in life. | FCS3-613
web only | 5 pages | 1,812 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,611 kb

It Starts with Body Weight
8/29/2018 (new)

We need certain amounts of fat in our body to be healthy. Body fat serves many purposes, including protecting and cushioning internal organs, especially during a fall. It makes chemical signals that regulate how much food we eat and the energy we use to live. Throughout history, fat has allowed humans to store energy for times when food was unavailable. But current obesity research indicates that too much body fat can negatively affect health. | FCS3-612
web only | 5 pages | 1,849 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 886 kb

Nutrition and Your Health
8/29/2018 (new)

There is no doubt that our health and nutrition are important. But what exactly do these two words mean? And how are they related? In order to understand their relationship, we must be able to define what good health looks like and what it means to have good nutrition. Then, we can make healthy lifestyle choices each day that will help us prevent conditions and diseases related to poor nutrition. | FCS3-611
web only | 4 pages | 1,322 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,187 kb

Meal Kits: Are They Worth It?
4/10/2018 (new)

There is high demand for convenience in our society. As a result, meal kit services have become increasingly popular. These meal kits are mailed directly to your front door each week. These kits include recipes and pre-measured ingredients ready to be used right away. Some of the most popular services include BlueApron, HelloFresh, and Plated. Since their beginning in 2012, meal kit services have grown into a $2.2-billion-dollar industry. There are over 100 companies in the US providing meal kit services. | FCS3-610
web only | 4 pages | 1,533 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 598 kb

Shaking Down on Salt
2/9/2018 (new)

The demand for convenience and a change in eating habits have contributed to the popularity of dining out. Busy schedules often force people to eat on the run. Take out, frozen foods, and home-delivered meals are habits characteristic of many Americans. Meals eaten away from home can potentially contribute excess calories, fat, and sodium while limiting the intake of calcium, dietary fiber, and vitamins A and C. Excess snacking from calorie-laden, low nutrient-dense foods can lead to consuming too much fat and sugar. The two trends of dining out more and an increased interest in health, fitness, and nutrition seem to be incompatible, but with careful planning, healthful eating can be achieved regardless of our busy lives. | FCS3-609
web only | 2 pages | 1,607 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 351 kb

Fitting Nutrition into Your Busy Lifestyle
2/9/2018 (new)

Your overall nutrition picture depends on selections of food and serving sizes over a period of time. To make wise food choices you need to know a little about food and healthful cooking techniques. A balanced diet contains a wide variety of foods. The key to making good food choices is to plan. | FCS3-608
web only | 2 pages | 988 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 871 kb

Dining Out in a Healthy Way
2/9/2018 (new)

Sodium is an important mineral to the body. It helps keep body fluids in balance, helps the body to absorb certain nutrients, and also aids in muscle performance and sending nerve messages. Excessive sodium in the diet is linked with high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can result in diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, or stroke. | FCS3-607
web only | 5 pages | 767 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 2,684 kb

Modifying Recipes
2/9/2018 (new)

To make recipe modification a common practice, we should frequently think about how increasing the nutrition of our recipes relates to our health. For example, lowering the amount of sodium in the diet over time through small recipe modifications may reduce risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. | FCS3-606
web only | 3 pages | 889 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 834 kb

Navigating the Grocery Store
2/9/2018 (new)

age American makes over 200 food and beverage-related choices each day. This number seems high, but it makes sense when we think about the decisions we make. We decide what food and beverages we will eat. We are exposed to a multitude of items in our grocery stores. We are bombarded with television advertisements to choose specific food. And there are many fast food restaurant options available in our communities. | FCS3-605
web only | 3 pages | 1,504 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,068 kb

Understanding Healthy Food Choices
2/9/2018 (new)

Have you ever heard that shopping the perimeter of a grocery store is healthier? Many healthy foods are on the outer walls of the store, yet several other healthy options are also tucked in the middle aisles. If you know what you are looking for and how to find them, several other items in the middle of the store should be on your grocery list. | FCS3-604
web only | 4 pages | 869 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 1,666 kb