Nutritious food is the fuel for a healthy,
vibrant life. Eating well can help our
bodies weather stress, ward off disease
and fight illness.
Apple’s first ever food and nutrition
issue takes a closer look at food and the
role it plays in our health and wellbeing.
Many things can influence how we
eat, including how we sleep and how
we think about food. In An Appetite
for Sleep (page 46), we explore how
chronically poor sleep wreaks havoc on
our appetite. In The Emotions of Food
(page 20), we examine how our feelings
can affect our relationships with food.
The story Healthy Kitchen Staples
(page 42) offers 25 nutritious foods and
ingredients that can inspire healthier
eating this spring. The five original
Fuel for health
WRITTEN BY KATHERINE YOUNKER
recipes in Build a Healthy Plate (page
49) can help guide food portions with
the focus on making half your plate
vegetables or fruit.
This issue of Apple is just one of the
many nutrition and healthy-eating
resources available from Alberta
Health Services. You can find many
more on ahs.ca. My colleagues at
AHS Nutrition Services and I highly
recommend checking out those at
healthyeatingstartshere.ca. This website
within a website offers tips, information
and recipes for healthy eating at home, at
work, on the go and much more. |a
Katherine Younker is a manager of
Education Resources with Alberta
Health Services’ Nutrition Services.