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Healthy Gifts Part 2


Just after Thanksgiving I blogged about healthy holiday gifts. Well, I have a few more ideas – gifts of information. One thing I hear from people every day is how confused they are about nutrition, and that’s understandable. The media reports on new studies every day, dozens of new products appear in the market each week, and it can be hard to separate help from hype.

But the following resources (which make great holidays gifts) can lend a reliable hand. Click on these links to check out subscriptions to the following nutrition and health publications:

-The Berkeley Wellness Letter from the University of California at Berkeley

-The Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

-The Nutrition Action Healthletter from the Center for Science in the Public Interest

-The Harvard Health Letter

-The Environmental Nutrition Newsletter of Food, Nutrition & Health

-The Mayo Clinic Health Letter

You could also consider one of the following “out of the box” healthy gifts:
-Healthy cooking classes
-A one-on-one consultation with a registered dietitian (who couldn’t use a personalized nutrition check-up?). To find one click here and follow the Find a Nutrition Professional link.
-The American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food & Nutrition Guide or 365 Days of Healthy Eating (available at book stores)
-A gift certificate to a healthy market
-A water filter, filtering pitcher, or water bottle (it may helped your loved one drink more H2O)
-A new insulated lunch bag/box (so your friend/family member can bring his or her lunch to work)
-A vegetable steamer
-A salad spinner
-A set of color-coded cutting mats (green for produce, yellow for poultry…) and set of paring knives

Happy (healthy) holiday shopping!

photo courtesy of iband

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