Health Watch - Advice: Good Nutrition

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Advice and support from the right people can make a big difference in helping us manage our health. This week on Health Watch, we’ll talk about the impact of advice and support. Good advice could be important for helping kids establish healthy habits.

Kids aren’t exactly known for making good nutritional choices on their own. If they’re offered fruits and vegetables or chips and candy, they’ll generally go for the chips and candy. Nutrition experts and medical students at UT Southwestern Medical School are working to change that with a program that sends medical students to elementary schools to talk to students about the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet with an interactive game-show-like presentation. Dr. Linda Michalsky, UT Southwestern’s obesity-prevention outreach coordinator, says research has shown that kids who eat a healthy diet grow up to be adults who do the same.

Visit to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in nutrition.


January 2010

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