On 3/25/16, Camilla Lee, RDN, came to the DSC and shared some useful pointers on how to still eat well even on time and money budget. She’s given her permission to post the slides she made for our workshop, so I’ve posted them below. There’s some great tips on what are good staples to keep in the pantry, what kinds of foods you can make cheap and easy, and some recipes for quick and tasty sounding meals.
Camilla works over Skype for nutrition consults and she is also a practitioner on Maven Clinic – a tele-health app for women: www.mavenclinic.com.
Check out the hashtag #gcfoodforgrads for tweets from the 3/25 workshop.
Nutrition Consults on NYSHIP/health insurance
A reminder that nutritionist appointments ARE covered under NYSHIP: you can search the Empire Plan’s Provider Lookup. Here’s an example search for “Nutrition Services” within 10 miles of the GC (remember to triple and quadruple check with the provider that they are indeed still NYSHIP-covered).
Organic produce vs. affordability
Organic produce may be more expensive, but certain fruits and vegetables are worth buying organic to avoid pesticides, while others are safer to buy non-organic. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists of produce that are more/less likely to contain pesticide residue (information/link courtesy of Liza Shapiro): http://www.ewg.org/foodnews
Want more inexpensive, tasty, healthy recipes?
Check out the (free!) PDF of Leanne Brown’s cookbook, Good and Cheap, which is designed “for people with very tight budgets, particularly those on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits.” http://www.leannebrown.com/
Gamify your water-consumption
PlantNanny rewards users for drinking water by linking water consumption to a cute digital plant: the more water you drink, the more hydrated you are, and the more your plant grows! http://fourdesire.com/works/plantnanny/
Nutrition and your physician
Only 14 percent of physicians feel adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling, according to the Journal of American College of Nutrition. PCRM’s NutritionCME.org can help. The site offers free continuing education for health care professionals who want to use nutrition to promote good health and prevent disease.