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Nutrition Education

Health & Nutrition

Here are 8 initiatives with suggestions you can easily do at home, in your workplace or at school, to prevent obesity and promote your entire family's good health.

MyPlate

Visit www.choosemyplate.gov

7 easy ways to make every meal healthier

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Enjoy your food, but eat less
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks
  • Make at least half your grains whole grains
  • Avoid oversized portions
  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk

CalFresh

Call 1-800-331-2278 to learn how to apply

CalFresh, formerly known as Food Stamps, will help you stretch your food dollars, allowing you to buy more fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods.

Rethink Your Drink

Join the campaign at www.northcoastnutrition.org

Farmer’s Markets

To find a market close to you, google Sonoma County farmer's markets

School & Community Gardens

Get involved at www.igrowsonoma.org

Walk & Roll to School

Discover the safest routes at www.sonomasaferoutes.org

Reduce Screen Time

Find more ideas at www.mayoclinic.com

Healthy Recipes

These recipes are intended to demonstrate easy, delicious ways to eat more vegetables and whole grains. At the end of each recipe you will find more nutrition information.

 

 
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