Making Healthy Choices in a World of Flavor

In this Wellness Talk episode, we talk with Jonathan Vredenburg about healthy eating in a world of flavors.

Jon is UF Health-Jacksonville’s Employee Wellness Program Manager, has served as the wellness program coordinator for the City of Jacksonville and was a consultant dietitian for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, in addition to being a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. He previously served on the Florida Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and in his spare time is a freelance writer and stand-up comedian performing in clubs throughout Florida.

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  • – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is your source for science-based food and nutrition information.
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  • The Healthy Lifestyle Program is loosely based on the Diabetes Prevention Program and focuses on establishing a healthy lifestyle and developing healthy habits.
  • The Campus Healthy Dining Guide identifies healthier choices at all the national brands on the UF and UF Health campuses.
  • Visit Gator Dining to view the nutrition information for all dining facilities.
  • Join the Mindful Eating self-paced, virtual workshop and learn how to create a healthy relationship with food.
  • Join the Sweet and Salty three-week guided challenge to discover how much sugar and salt is in your diet, and to learn tips for choosing healthier meals — whether dining out or eating at home.
  • Read the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide for advice on healthy eating and active living at every age and stage of life.

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