Plan4Health is celebrating National Nutrition Month® by promoting the many benefits of eating a healthy and balanced diet. National Nutrition Month® highlights the importance of nutritious food options in keeping communities strong and healthy.
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. There are many low-cost or no-cost alternatives – choose whole-grain bread instead of white bread or add chopped vegetables to pasta sauce. And simple changes can make a big difference — eating healthy can help lower the risk of many chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
It’s important to start children with healthy eating habits. Children who start eating healthy food at a young age are more likely to enjoy healthy foods and stay healthy throughout their lives.