Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Fun Fact

The rod of Asclepius is an Ancient Greek symbol associated with astrology and with healing the sick through medicine. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff. Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was practitioner of medicine in Ancient Greek mythology. 

This is a great picture! Symbolizing the use of healthy foods as "medicine".

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Every organ in your body is affected by the food/ beverages you are consuming. Give them what they need, and they will be in happy harmony. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

An easy way to meet the whole grain requirements your body needs is to switch your pasta to whole grain. You can do this gradually by using half whole grain, and mix it with what you would normally use. Then make the switch completely to whole grain. It has a great flavor, and if you are trying to entice your kids to be healthier, this is an easy way to get it in their diets and even yours!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Recipe of the day

Looking for something sweet? Try this recipe instead of a grabbing a box of cookies. If you love pumpkin you will be glad you did!  I added almond milk to my squares and they were delicious.  

Here's the link if you would like to look around their website (great site!)

And here's the recipe:

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sometimes getting on the healthy track, means getting your body in shape. For many of us it is difficult and almost impossible to visualize end results. This website shows a model of your body before and after weight change (can be increase or decrease). This tool would be a good motivator to see what you would look like at whatever your goal may Be. **Remember that consuming a balanced meal is important, and that you should continually eat a variety of foods from each of the food groups each day.**

Here is an example:

Friday, August 9, 2013

The weekend is coming! Remember to stay on the healthy track this Saturday and Sunday.  Often times food companies like to trick you into thinking they are offering an item that is nutritious. Don't be fooled...always check the nutrition facts!  Here is a quick reminder of what everything means, and what to watch out for..

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dietetic students explaining our program.. well as taking body fat percentage and body mass index

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Welcome to our page!  If you have not heard of us, we are the Student Nutrition Association (SNA) at North Carolina Central University in Durham.  We offer a didactic program in dietetics that helps students achieve their goals of becoming registered dietitians.  This program allows students to develop different aspects of a nutrition career.  We create healthy recipes, cook meals, learn about food service, and have fun doing it!  Stay tuned for pictures coming soon...