Thursday, March 8, 2012

National Nutrition Month


March is a time to set healthy eating goals. Physical activity and proper nutrition are key components in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and their risk factors, including high blood pressure and obesity. National Nutrition Month focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Make sure you are eating the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy each day – guidelines, recipes, and other tools are available at ChooseMyPlate.gov. Additional information on healthy eating and physical activity is also available at LetsMove.gov.

Maine CDC’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Program focuses on increased physical activity, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, increased duration of breastfeeding, improved caloric balance and expenditure, food safety, and food security. For more information, visit http://healthymainepartnerships.org/panp/.

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