The Boeing Center for Children's Wellness (The Lean Team)
Mission: Our mission is to reduce childhood Obesity in the State of S.C. by creating healthier school environments through innovative wellness initiatives.
Every day you make hundreds of decisions about what, when, and how much you eat. While making healthy changes to your diet can seem overwhelming, there are general principles that you can follow that can make a world of difference.
Let’s begin with the basics. One pound of body fat is equal to 3, 500 Calories. To lose one pound of fat per week, create a 500 calorie deficit each day by eating 250 calories less and increasing activity by 250 calories.
1. Don’t drink sugared beverages.
2. Decrease fat and increase whole grains in your diet.
Whole grains are foods that have been minimally processed and have higher nutrient content and fiber. Whole grain foods typically have the same calorie cost as the less nutritious white alternative.
Go to Stirring the Pot for how-to recipe videos.
Fruits and vegetables are high in water, fiber, potassium, and other minerals and vitamins and low in calories, fat, and sodium. They will help you to feel full. The general recommendation is 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables each day. However, the American Cancer Society now is recommending 10 each day.
Begin by eating less:
Get in touch with hunger:
5. Don’t eat in front of the TV!
Gather around the table for meals - family meal time promotes healthier eating!
Planning ahead helps you stay on track and feel less hungry:
Eat throughout the day:
Go to the resources page to find helpful links and get started!