American Heart Association – Healthy Eating Day


NATIONAL EATING
HEALTHY DAY, AND
EACH YEAR, THE
AMERICAN HEART
ASSOCIATION
ENCOURAGES
EVERYONE TO
COMMIT TO
HEALTHIER EATING
ALL YEAR-ROUND
KIRA LITRAS WITH
U-K HEALTHCARE
AND PENNY
GABBARD WITH THE
AMERICAN HEART
ASSOCIATION ARE
HERE WITH MORE —
WELCOME.
Why is it more
important than ever
for Americans to
focus on healthy
eating today?
Should we pay
attention to what we
are eating as well as
the quantity?
Penny, talk about the
challenge from the
American Heart
Association.
Penny, are there some
simple things families
can do year round to
eat healthier
together?
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Why is it more
important than ever
for Americans to
focus on healthy
eating today?
More than two-thirds
of American adults
and one in three
children and teens are
overweight or obese,
putting them at risk
for heart disease and
stroke as well as many
other chronic illnesses
and conditions. Eating
healthier, and
specifically eating
more fruits and
vegetables, is an
important way to help
maintain a healthy
weight and prevent
disease.
Should we pay
attention to what we
are eating as well as
the quantity?
You may be eating
plenty of food, but
your body may not be
getting the nutrients
it needs to be healthy.
Nutrient-rich foods
have minerals,
protein, whole grains
and other nutrients
but are lower in
calories. They may
help you control your
weight, cholesterol
and blood pressure.
Everyone should
focus on eating an
overall healthy dietary
pattern that
emphasizes a variety
of fruits and
vegetables, whole
grains, low-fat dairy
products, skinless
poultry and fish nuts
and legumes and
non-tropical
vegetable oils.
When is National
Eating Healthy Day
and What Would the
American Heart
Association Like All
Americans To Do on
that day?
On National Eating
Healthy Day, we’d like
people in your
communities to take
these simple steps to
eat healthier while
also encouraging
co-workers,
classmates, neighbors
and family to join in:
Step 1: Register for
National Eating
Healthy Day by
visiting
heart.org/NationalEati
ngHealthyDay
Step 2: Plan your
activities for National
Eating Healthy Day
with tips included in
the free American
Heart Association
toolkit
Step 3: Share our
“punny” fruit and
vegetable memes on
your social media
channels using
#NEHD and share
your successes with
us on our Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram




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