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  • Writer's pictureEric Goulder, MD, FACC

The Importance of Back-to-School Nutrition for Early Preventative Health

As the back-to-school season begins, we are reminded of the significance of early preventative health measures, especially when it comes to nutrition. At The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we emphasize the critical role of nutrition in establishing a strong foundation for overall well-being. By prioritizing nutrition from an early age, we set the stage for a lifetime of optimal health and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in our lifetime.


Preventative health is best approached as early as possible, and nutrition plays a vital role in this process. By introducing wholesome, nutrient-rich foods into children's meals, we provide their bodies with the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber they need to thrive.


At The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we believe in personalized nutrition - diet plans are not a one-size-fits all approach. Each person's body has unique requirements and responds differently to various foods. We work closely with our patients, considering their health concerns, dietary preferences, and goals. Through comprehensive evaluations, including genetic testing for your specific nutritional needs, we develop personalized nutritional plans that align with your unique needs. Let us guide you on the path to optimal health through personalized nutrition.


Back-to-school nutrition is not only about fueling children's bodies for academic success, but also about instilling healthy habits that can last a lifetime. By educating children and their families about the importance of balanced nutrition, we empower them to make informed choices and develop healthy relationships with food.


Emphasizing the importance of whole, minimally processed foods cannot be stressed enough. These nutrient-rich options provide your body with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, supporting optimal functioning.


Taking charge of your nutrition can be achieved through at-home organic gardening. By growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, you gain access to fresh, nutrient-dense produce that is free from harmful chemicals and pesticides. This sustainable practice allows you to customize your garden to suit your specific nutritional needs and taste preferences. Engaging in organic gardening also offers therapeutic benefits as it connects you with nature and helps reduce stress. By embracing this practice, you contribute to sustainability efforts and reduce your carbon footprint. You can even get your own Tower Garden at home!


As we embark on the back-to-school season, it is crucial to prioritize nutrition and establish healthy eating habits for children. This means incorporating whole, minimally processed foods into their meals and limiting the consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. By packing nutritious lunches and snacks (maybe even some vegetables from your home garden!), parents can ensure that their children receive the nutrients they need to support their growth and cardiovascular health.


We encourage parents and families to make back-to-school nutrition a priority and take advantage of this critical opportunity to promote early preventative health. By embracing a wholesome, balanced diet and instilling healthy habits from an early age, we can lay the groundwork for a healthier future for our children.


We also offer Juice Plus+ in our office, which is whole food based nutrition through fruit, vegetable, and berry blend capsules. These nutritional supplements we recommend provide added nutrition from 30 different fruits and vegetables, to help you bridge the gap between what you should eat, and what you do eat, every day.


To learn more about our comprehensive approach to preventative health and the services we offer, please contact The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio at (614) 412-1157. Let's work together to prioritize nutrition, establish healthy habits, and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in our community. We provide a guarantee of arterial wellness; no heart attack or stroke - or your money back!


Book your appointment today by calling us at (614) 412-1157.


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