2005 Governor’s Conference for Women Fad or Fact? Confusions & Confessions about Healthy Diets Eleanor B. Pella, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. Public Health Nutrition Consultant Pennsylvania Department of Health Fad or Fact? Presentation Outline What FACTS do we know about our diets?
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Eleanor B. Pella, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Public Health Nutrition Consultant
Pennsylvania Department of Health
A manner of LIVING:
Live to EAT Or Eat to LIVE
Sound mind, body & spirit
Freedom from physical disease
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Pennsylvania Department of Health, 2004.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 2003
Source: Rolls, B.J., et all. (2004) Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 104,1570-1576.
What WAY will
work for YOU?
Scientific SCREENING tool to
estimate RISK of chronic disease
Non-scientific tool to
estimate EXCESS body fat
Non-scientific BRAVE way to face reality of health risks
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
How often do you
swim, dance, or walk?
Can the same be said of HEALTH?
We get health the old fashion way.
We work for it.
Or are we too busy???Do you have time to be UNHEALTHY?
10 out of 10 humans bodies prefer CARBOHYDRATE
as the fuel of choice
Not all CHO are created equal.
The VALUE is in the wholeness.