Dietitians Billings MT

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Jerrie Lynn M Nelson, LD, RD
(406) 656-7416
6602 S Frontage Rd
Billings, MT
 
Courtnie Shatwell
(406) 237-8500
2019 Broadwater Ave
Billings, MT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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

Marilyn J Johnson
(406) 373-3500
2345 King Ave W
Billings, MT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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

Krystie K Nelson, RD
(406) 657-4054
Deaconess Billings Clinic2800 10th Ave N
Billings, MT
 
American Diabetes Association
(406) 256-0616
3203 3rd Ave N
Billings, MT
 
Laura C Bukowski
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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

Oz Fitness
(406) 245-0960
1603 Grand Ave,# H1
Billings, MT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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

Cynthia M Beers, CDE, RD
(406) 655-7971
C2 Nutrition Service, Inc1215 24th St West., #140
Billings, MT
 
Montana Health Fitness & Repair
(406) 248-6657
131 Moore Ln
Billings, MT
 
Jerrie Lynn Nelson L N R D
(406) 656-7416
9340 S Frontage Rd
Billings, MT
 

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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