The upcoming holiday season, combined with the ongoing stress of uncertain times, can be a recipe for disaster for those seeking to sustain or begin healthy eating. Mindful eating, however, can help people cultivate healthier habits by being more attentive to the food they buy, prepare, serve, and consume. It can also help people avoid the pitfalls around many fad diets, and it’s easy to get started.
Registered dietitian Nancy Parkinson, associate clinical lecturer of kinesiology, nutrition and health at Miami University, focuses on empowering individuals and communities to be creative with food and nutrition. She says: