Educating Families About Healthy Nutrition

Health Net Works with Goya Foods to Educate Families About Healthy Nutrition

Health Net, in partnership with Goya Foods, is working to promote healthy eating habits for families. At a recent community nutrition workshop at Health Net’s Community Resource Center in East Los Angeles, Health Net and Goya Foods shared tips about food choices that can help families improve their health and eat better on a budget.

Dr. Meriterese Racanelli, Goya Foods nutritionist and food scientist

Dr. Meriterese Racanelli, Goya Foods nutritionist and food scientist

Here, Meriterese Racanelli, Goya Foods nutritionist and food scientist, shares simple strategies with more than 50 participants on how to help lower blood pressure and diabetes, and lose weight. The participants later sampled the recipes, and each took home recipe ingredients and a bilingual cookbook from Goya Foods’ MyPlate healthy eating initiative.

“High blood pressure is a silent disease that can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney problems and other health issues,” said Racanelli. “Choosing low-sodium products, like Goya low-sodium beans, and draining and rinsing canned vegetables, can help maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure.”

Health Net’s Community Resource Center, located at 5047 East Whittier Boulevard, provides free classes, health related information, community resources and much more.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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