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Whole-Body Approach Program

This new program was created by Northern Illinois Food Bank in partnership with Northern Illinois University Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate students. The Whole Body Approach program focuses on the mind and body to improve overall health. The Whole Body Approach program aims to encourage individuals to shift their ideas of health away from calculated ideas of food, physical activity, and bodies and towards mindfulness, intuitive eating, enjoyable movement, and body acceptance. This program is grounded in evidence-based practice and the concept that “diets don’t work”. What works is helping people return to their internal cues of hunger and movement. As mounting evidence grows, we are seeing that behavior change surrounded by internal regulators of change prove to be fruitful and sustainable. We hope YOU are enlightened and changed by this program.

Whole-Body Approach Program Guide

Week Session Title
Week 1 Welcome to the Program
Week 2 Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food
Week 3 Enjoyable Movement
Week 4 Practicing Mindfulness
Week 5 Problem Solving
Week 6 Every BODY is a Good Body
Week 7 Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
Week 8 You Can Manage Stress
Week 9 Make Social Cues Work for You
Week 10 Wrap Up


 

You can find the ten-week program videos on our YouTube channel NourishED- English version and NourishED- Spanish version. For more information about the program, please contact our Consulting Dietitian, Kelly Brasseur.


Healthy Recipes

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      Spaghetti Squash Ramen Noodle Bowl
      Spaghetti Squash Ramen Noodle Bowl
      Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus
      Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus
      Homemade Hot Pockets
      Homemade Hot Pockets
      Zucchini Boats
      Zucchini Boats
      Sparkling Strawberry Mint Fizz
      Sparkling Strawberry Mint Fizz
      Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl
      Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl
      Baked Egg with Avocado Salad
      Baked Egg with Avocado Salad
      Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
      Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
      Stuffed Acorn Squash
      Stuffed Acorn Squash
      Thanksgiving Meatloaf
      Thanksgiving Meatloaf
      Kale and Quinoa Salad
      Kale and Quinoa Salad
      Gluten Free Sandwich Bread Loaf
      Gluten Free Sandwich Bread Loaf
      Banana Chocolate Sorbet (Dairy Free)
      Banana Chocolate Sorbet (Dairy Free)
      Gluten Free Pizza Crust
      Gluten Free Pizza Crust
      Gluten Free, Egg Free Chicken Nuggets
      Gluten Free, Egg Free Chicken Nuggets
      Gluten Free, Nut Free Puppy Chow
      Gluten Free, Nut Free Puppy Chow
      Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Parfait
      Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Parfait
      French Apple Pancake
      French Apple Pancake
      Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
      Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
      Veggie Spring Rolls
      Veggie Spring Rolls
      Watermelon, Arugula, and Feta Salad
      Watermelon, Arugula, and Feta Salad
      Whole Grain Burrito Bowl
      Whole Grain Burrito Bowl
      Broccoli Cheese Bites
      Broccoli Cheese Bites
      Black Bean and Mango Salsa Lettuce Wraps
      Black Bean and Mango Salsa Lettuce Wraps
      Baked Cauliflower Puree
      Baked Cauliflower Puree
      Healthier Oatmeal Cookies
      Healthier Oatmeal Cookies
      Avocado Chocolate Mousse
      Avocado Chocolate Mousse
      Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge
      Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge
      Banana Caramel Custards
      Banana Caramel Custards
      Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
      Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
      Salmon Burger
      Salmon Burger
      Lentil Soup
      Lentil Soup
      Lentil Salad
      Lentil Salad
      Lentil Bruschetta
      Lentil Bruschetta
      Budget Friendly Stuffed Peppers
      Budget Friendly Stuffed Peppers
       

 

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How-To Videos

 

How to cook dried beans

Brown Rice: So Good. So Easy.

Believe it or not, a burger can be healthy!

Cranberries Anytime

Cooking with Quinoa

How to cut a whole chicken into eight pieces

Peanut Butter : beyond the PB&J

Canned beans: the start of something good!

How to: cut and prepare butternut squash


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