Key ideas:

  • Healthy Diet and Regular Physical Activity are keys to physical and mental health
  • A nutrition counselor must listen and learn from her clients in order to be effective
  • Eating and drinking are a part of the social and cultural fabric of communities–more than just nourishment
  • Healthy eating can be a part of any social or cultural tradition
  • Risk of chronic disease can be decreased through change in diet and physical activity
  • Diets do not work, but there are ways to change eating and activity habits to lower body weight and improve health and well being
    • There are many programs that can help a person to lose weight, BUT any program worth its salt focuses on sustainable, lifelong change!