Cook more meals at home. Try new fruits and vegetables. Skip soda and drink more water. Small changes in how you eat make a big difference to your health. Check out these tips:
Fresh fruits and vegetables are key to eating well. Grow your own at home or in a community garden.
Buy locally-grown produce at a farmers' market. You'll find in-season fruits and vegetables that taste better and usually cost less. Check out the Central Ohio River Valley's (CORV) Local Food Guide for a list of farmers’ markets, CSAs, and other fresh, local, and sustainable food sources in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Healthy Recipes for What's in Season
Eating healthy within your budget can be made easier with a little planning. Preparing meals at home and knowing which fruits and vegetables are in season can save lots of money. This handout from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has ideas for how to meet your MyPlate goals on a budget.
Visit the Ohio Farm Bureau website to learn more about what fruits and vegetables are grown in Ohio and in what season.
The Fruits & Veggies More Matters website provides a list of fruits and vegetables that are considered in season in fall, winter, spring, summer, and all year round!
Every woman's journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. Breast milk gives the baby the healthy start that will last a lifetime. Visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website for additional information regarding breastfeeding.
Worksites play an important role in supporting a new mother’s choice to start breastfeeding her child, as well as to continue breastfeeding her child when returning to work. Employers can develop breastfeeding-friendly programs and policies that meet the needs of employees.
Worksites located in Hamilton County, Ohio are able to receive technical assistance from a health educator and resources to get a breastfeeding-friendly program started, or to improve current breastfeeding-friendly programs at their place of business. View the materials below and contact us while funding and supplies last!
—Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite Model Policy
—Breastfeeding Resource Guide
—Lactation Support Program Assessment
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