Dietitians Biddeford ME

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Beth J Williams, LD, MS, RD
(207) 284-4586
Philomene S Center Nutrition Consultants407 Alfred St
Biddeford, ME
 
Susanne D'Angelo-Coole
(207) 885-7700
175 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Nutricomm
(207) 799-1900
42 Stanley St
South Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Caroline M Seastrom
(207) 662-5522
887 Congress St,# 320
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Nutrition Consultants
(207) 854-3663
201 Main St,# 5
Westbrook, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Jennifer J Quimby, RD
207-324-5762 x 9020
York County Community Action6 Spruce St
Sanford, ME
 
Paula A Allen
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Jenny Craig
(207) 774-7400
333 Clarks Pond Pkwy Ste 500
South Portland, ME
Alternate Phone Number
(207) 774-7400
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Jenny Craig
(207) 774-7400
222 Saint John St
Portland, ME
Alternate Phone Number
(207) 774-7400
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Portland Chiropractic Nrlgy
(207) 699-5600
19 Commercial St,# 2a
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Eat A Rainbow

How many of your students consume the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Based on nationwide nutrition surveys, the answer is probably “Very few.” The impetus behind many school gardens is to expose kids to a source of flavorful, fresh fruits and veggies, and to help them develop the habit of eating “5 a day.” Read on to find information on how "eating a rainbow" relates to teaching youth about healthy eating, as well as lessons and supporting resources to help you introduce this information to your class.

Preventing cancer, diabetes, and heart disease doesn’t top kids’ lunchroom conversation (although many families are touched by these issues), but the risk factors for these diseases begin during childhood. Healthy behaviors learned early in life reduce lifelong risk for these and other diet-related problems.

We’ve known for years that fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that keep us healthy. Lately, research emerges almost daily providing evidence that consumption of fruits and vegetables is also linked to decreased risk of stroke, cancer, and heart disease; improved memory; and lowered blood sugar levels. These benefits are attributed to phytonutrients (also known as phytochemicals ) – substances in plants that are not recognized as vitamins or minerals, but provide a definite health boost.

Various fruits and vegetables contain different levels and kinds of lifesaving phytonutrients, so to reap the benefits it’s important to help children learn to consume a wide variety of produce. Introducing long chemical names and explaining the biochemical reactions that provide these benefits is not useful for any but the most advanced students. Fortunately, nutrition educators have come up with a handy and fun way to communicate the message: “Eat a Rainbow.”

You see, many phytonutrients are also pigments responsible for the color of fruits and vegetables. Plants have pigments to protect them against environmental factors (such as sunlight) and from harmful byproducts of plant processes like photosynthesis. When we consume fruits and vegetables, we receive benefits from the phytonutrients that are similar to what they provide to the plant – protection from environmental factors and cell damaging chemical byproducts.

Below is a chart from the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center with information about fruit and vegetable color, phytonutrient content, health benefits and produce examples. You can adapt this chart to make it age-appropriate for your students.

Color
Phytonutrient(s) Associated with Color
Health Benefit Associated with Phytonutrients
Example Fruits and Vegetables
 Red
Lycopene and Anthocyanins
Strengthening collagen proteins in the body

Preventing lung, prostate and stomach cancer

Strawberries
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Cherries
Red grapefruit
Orange
Beta-carotene and Liminoids
Protect...

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