FCS@Home: Healthy Holiday Habits

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Holiday Table Place Setting

The holidays are among us, which means time to wind down and spend it with our love ones in food and fellowship. In our current day, this may look a little different from holidays before, as we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, many folks are moving towards making healthier life choices. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy this holiday season! Make sure to follow best safety practices like social distancing, limiting the amount of people at holiday gatherings, staying 6 feet and wearing masks as best as you can. You can also make your holidays creative by having virtual holiday hangouts, when extended family may not be able to attend for safety.

With maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holidays, the key is preventing yourself from restricting food and enjoying your foods in moderation. This holiday season, trying to make smaller plates that are balances like MyPlate, with a good portion of vegetables, fruits, grains, and protein. If you overfill your plate, try saving most of it for leftovers. You could also make new “do-over” meals with what is left over, making a healthy new dish. Lastly, make sure to drink less sugary drinks like lemonade or juice, and choose more water. These tips with keep you safe and healthy this holiday season. Be sure to check out our upcoming FCS@Home video on Healthy Holiday Habits, coming soon!