NHM Health Focus: Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month®, sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), is a time to think about what and how much we eat. Fad diets, fast food, tight schedules, and sedentary life styles abound. As a nation, our weight is increasing and our general health decreasing.
"Eating right makes you feel good, and it's important for reducing your risk for diseases like heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. In fact, healthier eating could reduce cancer deaths in the United States by as much as 35 percent." (HHS)
The USDA suggests that you:
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) recommends that we "AIM... BUILD... and CHOOSE... for good health."
The U.S Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library's Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) provides "a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more. FNIC nutrition information specialists review all site content to ensure top quality resources." (FNIC)
Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum resources related to
food and nutrition include: