to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County (formerly known as ALEAN VC).
National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is a celebrated annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Good nutrition starts with building a healthy plate. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain needed nutrients without too many calories. At the same time, many people eat foods with too much solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Choose foods and drinks with little or no added sugars, look out for salt (sodium) in foods you buy and eat fewer foods that are high in solid fats.
Good nutrition is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and building a healthy plate will fuel your body on your journey to better health!
Book of the Month
This cornerstone guide from the American Dietetic Association covers the basics on nutrition, managing weight, and healthy eating. Comprehensive, accessible, and easy-to-use, this valuable reference shows how to make healthy food choices to fit any lifestyle.