Put Your Best Fork Forward: Food Choices for a Healthier Lifestyle

March 3, 2017
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Put Your Best Fork Forward: Food Choices for a Healthier Lifestyle National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Melinda Mahoney, Registered Dietitian, shares examples of small changes we can make in our eating habits – one forkful at a time! Begin Transcript Marissa Wertheimer: Welcome to this edition of the Vanderbilt University Health and Wellness Wellcast.

Diabetes Awareness and Prevention

Health Plus
September 27, 2011

Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly use or store glucose (sugar). Sugar provides the energy for the body's cells. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps sugar get into the body's cells. In diabetes, either the body does not make enough insulin, or the insulin that is made cannot be used as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in the blood. How do you know you are at risk?