Additional Considerations and Strategies
The Importance of an Eating Schedule and Structure:
Research has shown that implementing or providing a structured meal schedule with healthy food choices can support cardiovascular disease prevention. Research suggests implementing the following strategies:
- Establishing an eating schedule at set times,
- Turning off the TV and other media during scheduled meals, and
- Using smaller plates to control food portions.
Schools, Food Choices, and Physical Activity:
Schools have also been identified as a means of supporting cardiovascular disease prevention by supporting weight management and physical activity during the school day. Research supports the idea that schools can serve as a venue for teaching healthy lifestyle behaviors through healthy food programs, fitness testing, and physical education programs.
The Research Corner Challenge:
In an effort to support Cardiovascular Disease prevention, over the next month can you,
- Set a meal schedule?
- Turn off the TV and other media during meals?
- Use smaller plates to support appropriate food portions?
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