March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits for healthy eating and physical activity. This year’s theme is Go Further with Food, stressing the importance of starting your day with a healthy breakfast and preparing meals in advance to reduce food waste.
A great way to start is to plan ahead and eat the food you already have at home. Create a meal plan for lunch and dinner to avoid eating out – saving not only your waistline but your wallet too. Meals should include a healthy mix of proteins, grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy.
According to our Go365 Health Assessment results from 2017, 56 percent of our associates who completed the assessment are not reaching the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables offers a lot of great health benefits, including lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, cancer prevention, lower risk of obesity and digestive problems, and improved blood sugar levels. Even more, eating seven or more fruits and vegetables a day will help you feel fuller longer and keep your appetite in check.
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