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Spring 2023 Jump To: Dietary Fiber - What is it and how to easily increase it in your dietFuel For The Future - Celebrate National Nutrition Month®; 6 Weeks Of Meatless Mondays

Fall 2022 Jump To: Diabetes Workshop

Dietary Fiber
What is it and how to easily increase it in your diet

Fiber and health
Most Americans do not meet recommended intakes of dietary fiber. The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recognizes dietary fiber as a dietary component of public health concern for underconsumption for the general U.S. population because low intakes are associated with health concerns. Dietary fiber supports weight management, helps prevent blood sugar spikes after a meal, lowers cholesterol, prevents constipation, and aids in disease prevention. A fiber-rich diet is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer and digestive disorders. Some dietary fibers feed “good” bacteria in the intestine, functioning as prebiotics. In this way, they promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, which may have positive effects on health. The gut bacteria produce important nutrients for the body. Some of these nutrients are associated with reduced gut inflammation and improvements in digestive disorders and other inflammatory diseases. Read more about dietary fiber, including 8 simple tips to increase your fiber intake in Wellness' Dietary Fiber blog post.

Fuel For The Future
Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Celebrate National Nutrition Month® throughout the entire month of March with Cornell Wellness. This year's theme is Fuel For The Future. Learn ways to Enjoy A Variety Of Colorful Vegetables Daily, Choose Whole Grains, Refuel Your Body With High Protein Foods, and Create A Balanced Plate At Most Meals! For more information, contact Derek Fiacco, Wellness' registered dietitian.

6 Weeks Of Meatless Mondays
Recipes to help improve your health and reduce your carbon footprint 

  • The event has come to a close, but you can view all of the recipes in this combined Recipe Booklet
  • 6 weeks starting Monday, January 23, new meatless recipes with nutrition information and interesting facts posted on Cornell Wellness’ Facebook and Instagram pages

Looking to improve your diet but unsure of where to start? Research shows that Monday is the day people are most open to making positive changes. These small changes can build powerful new habits over time. Starting your week by going meatless for an entire day can improve your overall health, decrease your grocery bill, and help take action against climate change. You will also increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, allowing you to ease into long-term healthier eating habits without being required to take an “all or nothing” approach. There’s no better time to start than now. Questions? Contact Derek, Cornell Wellness’ registered dietitian.

Diabetes Workshop
Learn About the Ups, the Downs, the Ins, and the Outs of Diabetes

  • Wednesday, November 30, Noon–12:45pm, Warren Hall room 173
  • Register here for this in-person workshop

Are you wanting or needing to learn more about diabetes for yourself or someone else you care about?  
We invite you to attend this in-person diabetes information session provided by Cornell Wellness' registered dietitian, Mary Beth Tierney.
She will cover all things diabetes, including:

  • What are the different types of diabetes?
  • How can I prevent diabetes?
  • How do I treat diabetes once I have it?
  • How do blood sugar levels effect how I feel?
  • How do I help someone with diabetes?

Bring your interest and questions!