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Healthy Holidays

The holidays are a time to connect with loved ones, make memories, share a few laughs, and enjoy some great meals. Holidays are also a time when it becomes easy to abandon sensible diets and exercise routines because of the temptations that surround us.

The good news is you can enjoy your holiday favorites, whether it's barbecue in July or dressing in November, without regretting it later. Visit this page often for tips, recipes and more to help you enjoy happy, healthy holidays all year long.

Holiday Health and Safety Tips

To avoid holiday weight gain, balance the calories you consume with the calories you burn. Physical activity and moderate food choices will help. The Centers for Disease Control Holiday Health and Safety Tips provide information to help you and your family maintain a healthy lifestyle.

ADPH has also created a list of Healthy Holiday Tips to help you stay on track during the holiday season.

ADPH Injury Prevention offers safety tips to keep in mind for all holidays.

Thanksgiving Meal Makeover

We've taken the traditional Thanksgiving meal and given it a nutritious (yet still delicious) twist. Check out our calorie-conscious recipes for everything from the appetizer to sweet pumpkin pie.

Page last updated: March 23, 2023