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New dietary guidance emphasizes balance:
It’s not all or nothing.

“Balance” is the latest word on heart-healthy eating, according to a new report that encourages people to adapt broad eating habits instead of focusing on single foods — and it’s not one size fits all.



Fruit and Vegetable Market

Healthy Eating Tips for the whole family

  • For snack time, keep fresh fruit and pre-chopped or no-chop veggies on hand. Your family is more likely to grab fruits and vegetables over the other items if they're readily available.
  • Enjoy fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and albacore tuna are good choices.
  • A small handful of nuts or seeds can be a satisfying and healthy snack. Look for unsalted or lightly salted nuts. Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts are all good choices.
  • Vegetables and fruits are loaded with nutrients and fiber, and typically low in calories and sodium. Fresh, frozen or canned produce can all be healthy choices, but compare food labels and choose wisely. Read more.



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.




March Calendar Highlights

National Nutrition Month | American Diabetes Alert Month | Brain Injury Awareness Month

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month | National Kidney Month

March 1 - Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday | Maha Shivaratri | Isra and Mi'raj | World Compliment Day

March 1-4 - EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2022 - Chicago Hilton | Chicago, Illinois | #EPILifestyle22

March 2 - Ash Wednesday

March 3 - Caregiver Appreciation Day | National Anthem Day

March 4 - Employee Appreciation Day | International (Working) Women's Day

March 12 - Girl Scouts Day

March 13 - Daylight Savings begins at 2:00 a.m. | National Sleep Awareness Week 13-19

March 14 - National Napping Day | National Pi Day (3.14 is the value of Pi) | Brain Awareness Week 14-20

March 15 - Ides of March

March 16 - Kick Butts Day (Third Wednesday in March) (Cigarette Butts that is!)

March 17 - Saint Patrick's Day

March 17-18 - Holi is popularly known as the Indian "festival of spring"

March 20 - Spring (Vernal) Equinox | International Day of Happiness | International Earth Day

March 21 - Brain Injury Awareness Day

March 22 - American Diabetes Association Alert Day (Fourth Tuesday in March)

March 25 - National Physicians Week 25-31

March 30 - National Doctors Day