Disease Control & Prevention
  Winner's circle healthy dining  
 
 

Overview

Research has shown that good nutrition lowers people's risk for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  The Winner's Circle Healthy Eating Project is taking the approach to provide consumer knowledge of nutritional content as a key component for  informed decision making.  

Winner's Circle Foods and meals focus on:

  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dried Beans
  • Calcium-Rich Foods

WINNER'S CIRCLE...Where Nutritious Meets Delicious Eating a varied diet including grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and calcium-rich foods that are limited in fat and sodium may reduce your risk of:

  • Obesity
  • Bone Loss
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Some Types of Cancers
  • Heart Disease

Balance Your Plate

Making healthy food choices and cutting down on the amount of food you eat will help manage your weight and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.  Choose foods that are lower in fat.  Try a new fruit or vegetable each week.  Make sure you always have a healthy snack with you in case you get hungry. 

Choose fresh fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables for a healthier you.

  • Dried apricots
  • Vegetable salad
  • Pinto Beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Nuts
  • Whole wheat pasta

For individual meal plans and tips for healthy eating, visit mypyramid.gov.

Project Partners

Internet Web Links

 
contacts
  • Chris Hawkins
    Chronic Disease Prevention Program Manager
  • (360) 867-2513
  • or
  • E-mail
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  • Zena Edwards
  • Food Safety and Nutrition Faculty
  • WSU Thurston County Extension
  • (360) 867-2161
  • or
  • E-mail
This page last updated: 01/24/14