Most people understand that a balanced healthy diet is essential to overall health and well-being. Yet with so much conflicting information about what a healthy diet is, where do we begin? How can we prioritize making small, realistic changes to our diets that will have meaningful health impacts?
In response to rising rates of obesity and overweight in the US, nutrition advice for several decades focused almost exclusively on restricting fat and/or calories. This narrow focus has had enduring impacts on our nation’s health, including increasing rates of obesity, chronic disease, and stigma. More recent advances in our understanding of how diet impacts our physical and mental health call for a different set of recommendations.
In this webinar, we’ll explain how nutritional choices and recent trends in the U.S. diet have led to a rise in metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and associated disease. We’ll discuss persistent nutritional myths, and we’ll explore nutritional strategies for individuals to improve health and well-being.