Nutrition

Nutrition is a critical component of physical wellness. The balance of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals we consume will determine whether our bodies have what they need to function properly. Engage with our resources below to learn and implement information regarding your nutrition choices.

Nutrition Resources

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Nutrition Presentations

View our library of recorded nutrition presentations. Topics include nutrition and immune function, plant-based diets, nutrition mythbusters, and more.

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Mindful Eating

Weight management isn’t only about what and how much you eat. It’s about how you relate to food, eating, and your body. Join this self-paced, virtual workshop and learn how to create a healthy relationship with food that can result in effortless weight management.

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Sweet and Salty

Join this three-week guided challenge to discover how much sugar and salt is actually in your diet. Learn tips for choosing healthier meals whether dining out or eating at home.

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Ask the Dietitian

Do you have a nutrition question? Do you need help sorting through various food advertising claims? Are you confused about what it means to eat healthy? Send your question to registered dietitian Jon Vredenburg with Employee Wellness Jacksonville for a response.

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View our Ask the Dietitian FAQ page for commonly asked nutrition questions and answers

12 Tweaks Challenge

Participate in any of these self-guided, four-week wellness challenges to improve your nutrition habits.

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Focus on Fruits and Veggies

Improve your diet by increasing your fruit and vegetable intake with one simple tweak each week.

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Meal Prep 101

Learn strategies for meal prepping and discover recipes and resources to help you create healthy meals quickly and efficiently.

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Serving Size Surprise

With just one tweak a week, learn how to increase your awareness of your typical portion sizes and increase your consumption of water, fruits, and vegetables.

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Savor Your Food

Take our Eating Patterns Assessment to identify your patterns and motivations with eating. Then learn about the hunger-fullness scale, the mindless margin, and eating with intention and attention to improve your choices.

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Recipes

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Chopped 2020 Recipe Book

View these recipes submitted by your GatorCare Wellness team for a Chopped 2020 recipe challenge. Theme ingredients include cauliflower, eggplant, guava, squash, and tomato.

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RECIPES

Cooking with Herbs

Herbs are easy to grow and an excellent replacement for salt when seasoning your food. Learn healthy and delicious recipes with parsley, basil, and dill.

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RECIPES

Flour Power Recipes

Submitted by our members, these recipes make for delicious desserts with no all-purpose flour! Recipes include chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cheesecake bread, blackberry cinnamon muffins, and more.

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Burger Challenge Recipes

Looking to spice up your burger game? Look no further than these six recipes with a healthy and flavorful twist.

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Plant Based Food Catalog : Part 1

View these dishes and treats submitted by our 2021 Spring Walking Challenge participants. The catalog includes plant based ingredients and twists on fan favorite dishes.

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Plant Based Food Catalog : Part 2

View these dishes and treats submitted by our 2021 Spring Walking Challenge participants. The catalog includes plant based ingredients and twists on fan favorite dishes.

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