Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. You don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Learn what to look for at the grocery store, restaurants, your workplace and any eating occasion.

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A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and lots of other things you’d rather avoid. The good news is, eating right doesn’t have to be hard or require you to give up all of the foods you love.

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Try these daily tips that will help your family take a step-by-step approach to eating healthy.

  1. Make it fun for kids to try new fruits and vegetables. Let them pick out a new fruit or vegetable in the grocery store each week, and figure out together how to cook or prepare it in a healthy way.

  2. Whole grains are a good option! Choose whole-grain foods, such as whole-wheat bread, rye bread, brown rice, popcorn, oatmeal and whole-grain cereal.

  3. Some fats are better for you than others. Use liquid vegetable oils such as canola, corn, olive, safflower, sesame and sunflower oils in place of butter and solid fats whenever possible.

  4. Help your children develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits. Be a good role model, make it fun, and involve the whole family in lifestyle changes.

  5. Chicken, fish and beans are good choices for protein. Remove skin and visible fat from poultry. If you do eat red meat, limit it to once in a while, keep portion size small and choose the leanest cuts.

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Important Dates in March

3/1-3/31- National Nutrition Month

3/5- Employee Appreciation Day

3/8- International Women’s Day

3/14- Daylight Saving Time begins - Spring clocks forward one hour

3/8-3/14- World Salt Awareness Week

3/10- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

3/13- World Sleep Day

3/17- Saint Patrick's Day

3/17-3-19 International Stroke Conference 2021

3/20- Spring officially begins

3/24- American Diabetes Alert Day