Last week I got an email letting me know that SCAN (The Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutrition) Dietetic Practice Group had released an updated version of their Ten Simple Steps to Make Good Habits More Delicious resource. This is a Dietitian-Approved guide for applying the dietary guidelines and My Plate idea to your every day life in 10 simple steps.
It’s a free resource and after looking at it, I felt compelled to share it with all of you!
It starts out with an overview of the guidelines involved:
And goes on to show you 10 positive changes you can make to your eating habits:
In the pages that follow, it gives you more details about each suggestion.
It gives you a great chart for visualizing portion sizes:
It provides suggestions for swaps to reduce your saturated fat intake:
It gives you tips for adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet:
Add tips for limiting your sodium intake:
It identifies sources of solid fats and added sugar that you should cut back on:
It gives you examples of lean protein sources:
It provides a great list of whole grains for you to try adding to your meals:
It gives you some recipe ideas:
It reviews some sanitation habits to help make your food safer:
And it encourages you to move more!
Overall I was very impressed with this resource. It’s simple, easy to understand and packed with great tips. I know some of the screen shots may be hard to read, so if you have clients who could benefit from this resource or just want a copy for yourself, you can view it online, download it to your computer or order copies by clicking here!
I was not asked to write this post. I’m not being compensated for it. As a future RD, I feel it’s important to pass on resources like this, that you may not have encountered on your own!
So tell me, what’s your best tip for people trying to make positive changes to their eating habits?