Running Head: Food Safety Bulletin
Food Safety Bulletin
To all residents in the Missouri City area
Houma – May1, 2011 - Recent reports showing an increase diseases related to food consumption (called food-borne illness) has created concern among public health officials and community leaders. Food-borne illnesses are caused from eating contaminated foods with either bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins/chemicals or contaminants (CDC, 2006).
Food safety experts have identified the bacteria Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli, and the Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses as the most common cause of these infections. Common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, ...view middle of the document...
For more information on food-borne illness you can go to Center for Disease Control "Fight BAC!" at http://www.fightbac.org/content/view/7/8/ and Foodsafety.gov "your gateway to federal food safety information".
Choosing what to eat is not always easy
Eating right is not always easy to do. Some general guidelines include:
•Emphasize on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products as source of carbohydrates.
•Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts and seed as source of protein;
•And make sure to watch that they are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars (Mayo, 2010)
Now there are two trusted sites you can learn about nutrition and personalize you eating plan.
1 Healthy Weight - it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle! (http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html) a website that gives you guidelines to a healthier life style.
2) My pyramid.gov gives you personalize eating plans and interactive tools to assess your food choices (USSA, 2010).
What about using nutritional supplements?
Nutritional supplements are always good if your body needs the supplement; if not, they can be more harmful than beneficial.
Before you start a nutritional supplement,...