Nutrition Tips for a Healthier New Year

We’ve made it around the sun another 12 months and as 2024 gets underway, it’s time, once again, to think about how we can make this new year a little better.
Catherine Hill and Christina Chapman, doctoral students in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science, say there’s no time like the present to make a New Year’s resolution to eat a little healthier this year. Alumnae of the department’s undergraduate nutrition program, Hill and Chapman believe small changes in your diet can lead to big benefits.
A healthy lifestyle incorporates habits and behaviors that are sustainable and provide you with balance. Eating nutritious foods is one ingredient of that healthy lifestyle, says Hill, who is a registered dietitian and the nutrition programs manager for the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, where she heads up the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens. 
As with every new year, January can feel like the time to make drastic dietary changes, but try to focus on habits and behaviors that are sustainable for you over a lifetime. Starting with the following tips is a great place to begin!
Nutrition forms the cornerstone of our overall health, influencing every aspect of our well-being. A balanced and healthy diet provides your body with essential nutrients that not only fuels your physical health, but also fosters a resilient foundation for a vibrant and healthy lifestyle, says Chapman, who is building a career in nutrition research. As we head into the new year, here are some great stepping stones to a sustainable and fulfilling journey towards better health in 2024.

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