Food and Nutrition

Join Premier Health providers as they answer common questions about food and nutrition topics. You'll also find videos and other resources with tips to help you and your family live well and be well.

Artificial Sweeteners

Do you look at artificial sweeteners as the long lost key to weight loss and blood sugar control? You should consider its use in your everyday diet. Learn more about artificial sweeteners by viewing our infographic.


Caffeine is consumed by 80% of Americans on a daily basis through a variety of sources.  Learn more about the health effects of caffeine by viewing our infographic.

Family Dinners Can Be a Key Step To Healthy Kids, Families

Eating meals together as a family is about both healthy food choices and positive social interactions. Learn more!

Foodborne Illness Can Be Awful, But Recalls Help

Foodborne illness can hit you hard, and the symptoms aren't ones you'll likely forget. Being aware of food recalls is one way to avoid foodborne illness. Learn more

It's Easy To Add Plant-Based Foods To Your Meals

There's more to plant-based foods than fruit and vegetables. Whole grains, nuts and seeds, and legumes also pack a punch. Get suggestions for easy ways to up your intake of healthy, flavorful plant-based foods.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance affects around 30 million Americans and is when a person who fails to produce or produces very little of the enzyme lactase, which is used to break down lactose in the small intestine. Learn how to make life with lactose intolerance a little easier by viewing our infographic.

Lose Weight By Fasting. Is It Safe?

Fasting can be a safe and effective way to lose weight, according to research. Learn the benefits, the risks, and if it is right for you

Lower Your Cancer Risk With Weight Loss Surgery

The many benefits of weight loss surgery now include a reduced risk of cancer. Learn the latest research results.

Mindful Eating Helps Control Your Eating Habits

Mindful eating is a practice that puts you in control of your eating habits. Learn the six questions to ask yourself to improve what, when, and how much you eat.


Food is an essential part of our well-being.  Learn how different foods can affect the body and how you can create a healthier diet.