A healthy diet is critical to your heart health

Will Kreznick

Alex Hernandez, MS, RDN, Clinical Dietitian, Wellness Bus, University of Utah Health joined Nicea on ABC4 Utah to talk about National Nutrition Month and what we can do during the month of March to make informed choices and develop healthier eating habits.

Today we are talking about the different types of cooking oils, the pros and cons of them, and which ones dietitians recommend for heart health.

Alex suggests that we look at replacing bad fats (saturated and trans) with healthier fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) because it is good for your heart. One way you can do this is by

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WIC program notes | Health

Will Kreznick

WIC releases updated dietary guidelines

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health announced the release of the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2020-2025, Make Every Bite Count.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in coordinance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides updated, science-based nutrition recommendations every five years, which are designed to promote healthy dietary patterns from birth through older adulthood. This marks the first time the Dietary Guidelines have provided recommendations for infants and toddlers, showing that good nutrition matters at every age and every stage.

“The

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Colorado food service workers now eligible for free, at-home COVID-19 testing kits

Will Kreznick

AURORA | Free at-home COVID-19 testing kits are now available to food service workers in Colorado. 

State health officials said in a news release Tuesday they hope the tests will help mitigate spreading the virus while vaccines are still being distributed. 

Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander for the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said he’s “confident that these tests will keep our restaurants open and our food service workers safe.” 

Catching a contagious person before they spread the virus has been the biggest battle throughout the pandemic, as symptoms aren’t always evident.

The rapid tests come as vaccines

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How to get your healthy eating back on track

Will Kreznick

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us stumbled into new ways of eating, cooking more at home and maybe snacking more throughout the day since our refrigerators and pantries were close by. Almost a year in, Consumer Reports reveals more about how the pandemic has changed how we eat and offers some advice on how to get your health back on track.

Eating well is especially vital right now because obesity, heart disease, and diabetes increase the risk of COVID-19 complications. So this is a good time to evaluate your diet and see which habits you want

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Guste high rise residents spent years in a food desert. Now, there’s a grocery in the lobby. | News

Will Kreznick

By any standard, Guste Grocery is a modest place.

At no more than 16-by-16 feet, it has no aisles, just three walls stocked with pantry items, a few baskets of produce and a cooler full of drinks, eggs and dairy products. A small freezer full of ice cream and frozen dinners sits below the counter.

But just how humble the offerings are, it turns out, depends largely on the eyes of those who behold it. For the disabled and elderly residents of Guste High Rise Apartments in Central City, who gathered Tuesday to celebrate the store’s opening, it’s exactly what

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