Nutrition


Healthy eating is part of a healthy life style.

Nutrition starts with the first bite of the day and ends with the last. Every day is a challenge to make sure you are putting the right things into your body to get the most out of yourself. St. Peter’s Hospital offers a variety of Wellness programs to help increase your overall health through nutritional improvement.

St. Peter’s Wellness uses registered Dietitians to assist you in developing healthy eating habits. They can help you design an eating plan and will show you how to include exercise so you may achieve a healthy weight for life.

Health Guide
When consulting a health guide, always remember that it is just aguide. It is not person–specific and should be used only as a general rule in health advice. 

Below is a link to the new food pyramid, which is a personalized food ­pyramid based on your age and gender.

MyPyramid
MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992. MyPyramid is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle. It incorporates recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in January 2005.

The MyPyramid symbol represents the recommended proportion of foods from each food group and focuses on the importance of making smart food choices in every food group every day. Physical activity is a new element in the symbol.

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