Nutrition

To sign up for one of the wellness seminars or support groups in BlueCross BlueShield of WNY’s Nutrition Program, or for more information, just call the number listed below.



American Health Publishing of Clarence:
Preschool Nutrition Basics
(716) 741-0177

Bodyshaping by Sandy of Greater Buffalo:
Preschool Nutrition Basics
(716) 741-0177

Nutri Perx of Dunkirk:
Fast Nutritious Meals
(716) 366-1012

Snack Attack
(716) 366-1012

Holiday Eating Survival Guide
(716) 366-1012

Enhancing Food Flavor with Herbs & Spices
(716) 366-1012

Fruit Fantasia
(716) 366-1012

Move Toward a Plant Based Diet
(716) 366-1012

Feast or Salmon
(716) 366-1012

Tops Friendly Markets of West Seneca, Amherst:
Tops Cooking School Classes
(716) 517-3006
(716) 515-2000

 

Nutrition Program Basics

Nutrition programs range from one session to multiple sessions over several weeks. Typical information includes:

  • Label reading
  • Low-fat cooking
  • Dining out hints and techniques
  • How to control your fat intake
  • Fitness principles and how it affects your metabolism
  • Psychological issues
  • Basic nutrition
  • Grocery store tips and hints
  • Behavior modification steps

Self Care Tips

Food choices depend on history, culture, and environment, as well as on energy and nutrient needs. People also eat foods for enjoyment. Family, friends, and beliefs play a major role in the way we select foods and plan meals. These programs will assist you and describe some of the many different and pleasurable ways to combine foods to make healthful diets.

Some of the guidelines for Americans include:

  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Balance the food you eat with physical activity
  • Maintain or improve your percentage of body fat
  • Choose a diet with plenty of whole grain products, vegetables, and fruits
  • Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
  • Choose a diet moderate in sugars
  • Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium

·         If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.