healthy lifestyle

September is all about making healthy changes!

September highlights "Fruits & Veggies - More Matter" Month and "National Childhood Obesity Awareness" Month. These health observances are intended to help you focus on eating MORE fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy lifestyle and teaching kids how to do the same!

The Facts

More than 90% of both adults and children do not eat the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate nutrition guide (World Health Organization, May 2017)

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the #1 one cause of death in our nation, responsible for in 1 in 4 deaths. It is not just one disease, but a range of conditions that affect your heart, including blood vessel diseases, heart rhythm problems, and heart defects that are present at birth.

But there is some good news! Many forms of heart disease can be prevented when you make healthy choices that lower your risks. Good choices can also help you manage existing health conditions. Even small changes can make a big difference. To lower your risk, consider improving your lifestyle behaviors and:

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