Program affords wholesome recipes, academic assets for Nationwide Public Well being Week


SAN ANTONIO – National Public Health Week starts on Monday and of course the past year has been a major public health challenge in our lives.

If you are having trouble getting a balanced diet, a local can help you with this.

Arisa Larios, a registered nutritionist with SA Metro Health and ¡Viva Health !, provides recommendations for people who have difficulty coping with stress and eating habits.

¡Viva health! is a program under Metro Health that provides nutritional education resources to the community.

“Our goal is to motivate and inspire healthy eating habits for individuals and families,” said Larios.

The three key messages of the ¡Viva Health! Campaign:

  • Half of your plate of fruits & vegetables, every meal, every day.

  • Use a smaller plate for portion control.

  • Drink water, not sugary drinks.

What recommendations do you have for people who have difficulty coping with stress and eating habits?

“It’s important to identify the signs of stress first,” Larios said. “Some signs of stress can include exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, headaches, and anxiety. Then determine how this affects your eating habits. Do you eat emotionally or do you eat to be comfortable? Once that’s set, it’s time to start thinking about your food choices. Determine if you are feeding your body with nutrient-rich foods. It is important to turn our emotions away from eating and to find confidence in the handling of stress through other support systems, e.g. B. talking to a friend or going for a walk. “


SA Metro Health is hosting a drive-through health event with the Gonzaba Medical Group at 1499 Hillcrest Drive on Tuesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide healthy prescription, maternal and dental care services.

To learn more about ¡Viva Health! Nutrition Education Recipes and Resources, Click or Tap here.

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