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Eating for Heart Health

Gail Underbakker, RD, MS, Nutrition Coordinator, UW Health Preventive CardiologyPresenter: Gail Underbakke, RD, MS, retired dietitian with more than 25 years of experience, UW Health Preventive Cardiology.


Overview: The food pyramid has been replaced with the healthy plate model. Learn how to use this simple new tool to build a healthy meal and to use nutrition to manage blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and weight.


Video presentation (Feb. 12, 2013)


Additional Resources


Build a Healthy Meal


Prepare Your Pantry (pdf)


Modifying Your Favorite Recipes (pdf)


Meal Starter Ideas (pdf)


Managing Blood Vessel Disease Through Diet (pdf)


Videos: Healthy Choices


Videos and recipes: Cooking Outside the Box


Videos: Eating For Heart Health (2012)


Heart Healthy at Any Age


Healthy Eating on the Go (pdf)