Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Nutritional Fitness

In today’s Friday Field Notes, we will continue to explore how cooperative extension can support Total Force Fitness (TFF) by examining the resources for nutritional fitness available through cooperative extension.

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What is Nutritional Fitness?

Nutritional fitness involves the development and maintenance of a high quality, nutritional diet. Eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, healthy fats, and whole grains supports service members’ and their families’ physical and psychological health.

Maintaining a healthy diet and ensuring their children receive adequate nutrition is a concern for most parents. For children with food sensitivities, like many children with autism and related diseases, parents may find it more difficult to ensure their children are getting quality nutrition.

Join the Family Development and Early Intervention team for the Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition and Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism webinar this Wednesday, June 12 from 11am to 12:30pm EDT. This webinar will address the common concerns regarding eating and nutrition for children with autism and related diseases and provide strategies for ensuring children with autism and related diseases are receiving adequate nutrition.

Cooperative Extension and Nutritional Fitness

In addition to the strategies provided in this webinar, cooperative extension provides a variety of resources for families to help them develop and maintain a healthy diet. Many cooperative extension programs even provide recipes for inexpensive, family friendly, nutritious meals!

To find resources near you and the families you work with, click on your state below or contact your local cooperative extension office.

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