Blog 11/22/2017

Weekly Clinical Service Dose: Thanksgiving Wellness Tips


Make sure your food is safe

Keep food safe to prevent food borne illness from ruining your Thanksgiving dinner.

Be sure to:

  • Wash hands and food-contact surfaces often
  • Keep raw meat and their juices away from ready-to-eat food
  • Cook foods to proper temperatures. Cook turkey or stuffing to 165°F
  • Refrigerate perishable food within two hours

For more information about food safety (in English and Spanish), call:

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline


10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday


Or “Ask Karen,” FSIS’ Web-based automated response system – available 24/7 at

Enjoy the holiday without losing control of your diet.

  • Cook using low fat products and cut down on the amount of fat and sugar in recipes
  • Eat smaller portions and pick foods that have fewer calories

Make physical activity part of your Thanksgiving tradition.

  • Incorporate some form of exercise into your holiday tradition.
  • Keep up with your exercise routine
  • Drink lots of water

Enjoy time with your friends and family.  The purpose of the holiday is to relax, have fun and spend time with those you care about.  The food is important, but not nearly as important as being thankful.

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Source: ART-20048258 Healthy Lifestyle.Nutrition and healthy eatingIn-DepthThanksgiving recipes Delicious and healthy options Mayo clinic


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