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March is National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month®, a perfect time to focus on the importance of making informed food choices for optimal health and well-being - and to re-visit those healthy eating resolutions from January.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a complete list of dietary guidelines and recommends that meals include a mix of lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), making healthy food choices and engaging in physical activity can help you lose weight, improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Healthy eating can be a challenge for many. DHHS offers several programs that can help.

  • WIC logoWIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
    The New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under five healthy and strong.

  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    The Food Stamp/SNAP Program is a Federal program administered by State agencies that provides eligible people with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, farmers markets and other approved food retailers.

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program
    The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides free food and nutrition information to promote good health for seniors age 60 and over.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service logoThe USDA's Food and Nutrition Service administers several Child Nutrition Programs that provide healthy food to children, including:

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    ChooseMyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.
  • Healthy Work Meetings
    Nearly half of our waking hours are spent at work and much of that time is spent in meetings and conferences. Adopting healthy meeting guidelines can help foster an environment for better eating and physical activity. Toolkits Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol are available from the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity for guidance to help employees in the workplace.
  • CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
    The Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity protects the health of Americans at every stage of life by encouraging regular physical activity, good nutrition, and preventing adult and childhood obesity.
    EatRight logoThe mission of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

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