• A Lifestyle of Exercise & Nutrition

    Welcome

    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).

     

    Health Notes

    National Minority Health Month

    During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect minority populations. Despite ongoing efforts to reduce health disparities in the United States, racial and ethnic disparities in both health and health care persist, including those related to healthy living. For example, African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives are twice as likely to have diabetes as white individuals; diabetes rates among Hispanics are 1.5 times higher than those for whites.

    This year’s theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities. Healthy eating and active living are vital components of prevention efforts to improve the health of all populations in our community.

    Book of the Month

    Ending Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Disparities in American Health Care

    Author George Halvorson unleashes lessons learned from his decades of experience leading major U.S. health insurance plans and integrated care delivery systems, to unlock a complex set of interconnected issues and offer realistic solutions for policymakers, practitioners, and patients, to align collectively, and make modern health care better, more inclusive, and connected.

  • Recipe of the Month: Sugar Snap Pea Stirfry

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    This tasty side dish uses garlic and ginger to enhance the flavor of the snap peas!

  • Harvest of the Month: April

    Peas

    A ½ cup of fresh or cooked green peas provides:
    - An excellent source of vitamin K.
    - A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C,
    fiber, folate, and thiamin.
    - A source of protein and iron