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Healthy eating programs aim to keep Team Travis fit

  • Published
  • By Ashley Chappell
  • Civilian Health Promotion Services

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Are you overwhelmed by daily decisions about what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat? 

An easy way to learn about which foods are lower in fat and calories is to think in terms of go, slow, and whoa.

Go foods are:

  • Lowest in fat and sugar;
  • Relatively low in calories;
  • “Nutrient dense,” meaning rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients important to health;
  • Great to eat anytime.

Slow foods are:

  • Higher in fat, added sugar and calories;
  • To be eaten sometimes or less often.

Whoa foods are:

  • Highest in fat and sugar;
  • Calorie-dense, meaning high in calories;
  • Often low in nutrients;
  • To be eaten only once in a while, on special occasions and in small portions.

You can learn more about nutrition and how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle by attending events with Travis Civilian Health Promotion Services this month: 

Master the Scale: 3-3:30 p.m. March 21 at 350 Ragsdale St., Bldg. 803, conference room and 11:30 a.m. to noon March 27 at the Education Center, 530 Hickam Blvd., Bldg. 249, B112.

Portion distortion: 11:30 a.m. to noon March 22 at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center.

Healthy eating on the go: Noon to 12:30 p.m. March 29 in the 60th Maintenance Group conference room.

CHPS services are free and available to civilian employees and many programs offered are also available to active duty members. Contact CHPS to see how it can support the health and wellness of a work site.