Wednesday, April 23, 2008

THINK THIN THURSDAY - A website that's chock full of good information

It might not be the first place you'd look for helpful nutrition information, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has an incredible website with a wealth of information on topics that you may never have given thought to.

The law office I work in is located in a building that houses our county's health department. The only health department office on our floor is the one for the nurses. They are the sweetest bunch of women ever. When I was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago, my first stop the next morning was at the nurses' office. My doctor had given me a folder with information, but I was completely overwhelmed with what I should be doing. The nurses gave me information for the Center of Disease Control, who sent me an huge packet of information that was very easy to understand, and they directed me to the website I've linked to above. I have been a frequent visitor since. I hope you might find some helpful information there as well.
Thanks for stopping!


Karin Tabke said...

I'm eating a piece of banana nut cake with cream cheese frosting I made over the weekend. Does that count toward the daily allowance for all of the food groups?

Laurie D. said...

Um, yeah Karin, I'm pretty sure you've got them all covered (and then some)!

I have a great recipe for reduced fat banana bread if anyone is interested in it. It uses marg. instead of butter and is excellent. I always sprinkle in a few mini choc. chips and it's even better!

Virginia said...

Great website! You know I always think thin but never get that way!

Karin Tabke said...

the recipe sounds great. I'd love it!