Lake Cumberland District Health Department
A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.
Choose My Plate for your nutrition education. It uses the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image: a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what foes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides information on the food groups, healthy eating tips, physical activity, and weight management.
Additionally, use the Calorie Counts to help count calories.
Rethink Your Drink! Calories in drinks are not hidden (they’re listed right on the Nutrition Facts label), but many people don’t realize just how many calories beverages can contribute to their daily intake.
Energy drinks are marketed as energy boosters and may contain high amounts of caffeine and legal stimulants along with added sugar. However, concerns have been raised about their potential health risks, especially for young people. To avoid these risks, there are alternatives that can provide a quick pick-me-up. These include plain or unsweetened flavored water to combat dehydration, unsweetened tea in naturally caffeinated varieties, hot or iced coffee, 100% fruit or vegetable juice, and whole fruit. It is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with energy drinks, especially in children and adolescents.