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March 6, 2017 6:53 PMCategory: Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month

Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.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.

To get started, follow National Nutrition Month® activities on Twitter with #NNM and check out the National Nutrition Month communications packet here.

 

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