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Food is fuel; fuel to power your body and your brain. Healthy food will help you feel better, boost your immune system and fight infection.

With so much information out there about nutrition, it can be challenging to know where to start and what to believe when it comes to food!

Yet your food choices affect all areas of your health. Your health affects how you feel. How you feel is important for overall well-being. We follow the science when it comes to nutrition and hydration. From the science we will share food facts and helpful resources, and hope to encourage and inspire with quotes, practical tips, and more.

Let’s start by thinking of food as fuel; fuel to power your body and your brain! It can boost your immune system and fight infection. Everybody is different, but each one of us can benefit from learning basic nutrition principles and following simple, actionable tips.

We love good food and sharing healthy recipes; food and recipes that are healthy but taste great; cooking that everyone can enjoy. Please share your favorites recipes with us and we will feature them! Email your recipe ideas to wellness@balletaustin.org

During the month of May we will highlight Mental Health Awareness Month, Older American’s Month, and National Strawberry Month and the delicious power of strawberries! Visit our pages and discover how each can affect your well-being.

How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

When it comes to food, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

Your Brain on Alcohol

It’s no secret that alcohol affects the body quickly, and you may like the way it makes you feel — happier, less stressed, more relaxed and sociable. But alcohol really takes its toll on the brain. Find out what happens to your brain on alcohol as a neuroscientist explains…drink by drink.

Ask the Expert: Adrien Paczosa from Nourish

Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in the Austin/Central Texas area with NOURISH. Tune in! Adrien has some great advice about how food affects mental health. You will love Adrien’s tips. She is awesome!

Eat Well Quote

“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well.” ~ Michael Pollan

Strawberries for the Win!

It can be hard to get kids to eat fruits and vegetables. But the red, sweet, juicy strawberry is one fruit they will love. Not only are strawberries delicious and nutritious, but they are the perfect size for little hands. We’re celebrating strawberries during National Strawberry Month!

Eat Well Fun Facts

Fresh strawberries. They’re one of the most popular and refreshing treats anywhere. Healthy too! May is National Strawberry Month, so check out some of these fun facts and get pickin’! 

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