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Florida Health Department in Palm Beach County Promotes Healthy Eating for National Nutrition Month

March 01, 2019

Palm Beach County, FL. - The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County celebrates March as National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage the nation to focus on nutrition and physical activity. This year’s theme is: "Eat Right, Live Right, Feel Right". The Key messages of this campaign is to choose a lifestyle of wellbeing and healthy eating by making the right food choices, being mindful of what you eat and drink and including physical activities you enjoy. It also reinforces food safety and reducing food waste.

"We always encourage all of our residents to eat healthy nutritious foods. This is truly one of the best gateways to everyone’s good health." Said Dr. Alina Alonso, Director of Department of Health in Palm Beach County.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests following these tips to Eat Right, Live Right, Feel Right:

  1. Discover the benefits of a healthy eating style.
  2. Choose foods and drinks that are good for your health.
  3. Include a variety of healthful foods from all the food groups on a regular basis.
  4. Select healthier options when eating away from home.
  5. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that's right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  6. Keep it simple. Eating right doesn't have to be complicated.
  7. Make food safety part of your everyday routine.
  8. Help to reduce food waste by considering the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  9. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  10. Consult the nutrition experts. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

To learn more about nutrition and National Nutrition Month, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at: www.eatright.org.

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about how to be active and make nutritious food choices, visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com.

Florida’s WIC program is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services. Find out more at www.FloridaWIC.org.

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