Healthy Eating Strategies to Conquer the Holiday Feast

Vancouver, December 13, 2007 — The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s everywhere around us: tempting high-fat, high-calorie dishes, the extra goodies at the office, the eggnog lattes, the festive get-togethers that always revolve around food. Most people think of the holiday season as an opportunity to indulge and they worry about the aftermath in January. Are you nutritionally prepared?
Melodie Yong, a Dietitian in the Healthy Heart Program which is part of the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul’s Hospital, dispenses healthy and accessible nutrition tips from a clinical nutrition perspective. This holiday season, Melodie offers healthy eating strategies to conquer the big holiday feast, ensuring that the turkey is the only one stuffed to the brim this year.

Melodie wants to encourage people to focus on the time spent with family and friends over the Holidays, not just on how great the food is. Her array of useful tips include strategies on how to pre-plan food choices at parties, lower drink calories, creative ways to say “no thanks” and special gift ideas for family and friends that will help them focus on a healthier lifestyle. This year, give a gift of better health!

Contact:

Providence Health Care Communications
Telephone 604.806.8022
Pager 604.252.4261