OKLAHOMA CITY- Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, supports Nutrition Month by helping patients make informed food choices and teaching them how to develop healthy habits.
“OKCIC offers many programs that directly benefit our patient’s physical health and nutrition,” Rochelle Plummer, OKCIC Adult Dietician, said. “The clinic has everything from adult and youth nutrition programs, youth camps, after-school activities, a wellness center, and adult exercise classes.”
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there are plenty of ways to start your nutrition journey. Here are a few tips on how to eat right through the rest of 2019.
- Start your day with a healthy breakfast, including lean protein, whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. An example of this tasty breakfast could be a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa, and a whole wheat tortilla.
- Being active has many benefits for your health. Adults need at least two hours and 30 minutes of exercise per week. There’s no need for a gym membership because you can simply go for a walk after dinner.
- Watch portion size by using measuring cups. Half your plate should be fruit and veggies, the other half should be grains and protein foods.
“Living a healthy lifestyle is a choice,” Plummer said. “OKCIC wants to provide patients access to fitness training and health education to guide them in attaining their fitness and health goals.”
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 20,000 patients from over 200 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs, and behavioral health services. For more information, please call (405) 948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com.