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Health Services - EAT SMART - At Home

Portion sizes have gotten bigger over the past 20 years, and so are Americans! Larger portions add up - just 100 extra calories per day can lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds per year. Maintaining a healthy weight is a balancing act — try to balance calories in with calories out.

Portion Comparison: Hamburgers
Photograph of a small hamburger showing 333 calories.
Photograph of a larger hamburger showing 590 calories.
333 Calories 590 Calories
257 More Calories

Lifting weights for 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES burns
approximately 257 calories* *Based on 130-pound person

Portion Comparison: Spaghetti
Photograph showing a small bowl of Spaghetti with 500 calories.
Photograph showing a larger bowl of Spaghetti with 1,025 calories.
500 Calories 1,025 Calories
525 More Calories

Housecleaning for 2 HOURS AND 35 MINUTES burns
approximately 525 calories* *Based on 130 lb person

Information on Portion Control

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Eat Smart, Cook Smart

Healthy cooking doesn't mean that you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in expensive cookware. You can use basic cooking techniques to prepare food in healthy ways. The methods described here best capture the flavor and retain the nutrients in your food without adding excessive amounts of fat or salt. Once you've mastered these techniques, use them often to prepare your favorite dishes.

Healthy Cooking Techniques:

Tips for Cutting Back on Fat and Calories:

Eating Better On A Budget 

DO YOU HAVE A TIP TO CUT BACK ON CALORIES AND FAT?
Share your ideas with Rebecca Morley

Contacts

Health Services Director
Kate Siegrist - 258-4986
ksiegrist@co.missoula.mt.us

Nutrition Services Supervisor
Mary Pittaway - 258-4837
mpittaway@co.missoula.mt.us

Eat Smart Coordinator
Rebecca Morley - 258-3827
rmorley@co.missoula.mt.us

CATCH Coordinator
Lisa Tims - 258-3894
ltims@co.missoula.mt.us

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