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March's Nutrition News

National Nutrition Month

It’s here! March is the month where many organizations across the country celebrate nutrition. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States and they also lower quality of life. The top two ways to combat these chronic diseases is 1) having a nutritious, healthy eating pattern and 2) engaging in physical activity. March is the perfect time to focus on small shifts towards an overall healthy eating pattern and to advocate for nutrition.

Simple ways to start small shifts toward nutritious eating patterns can be found at Start Simple with MyPlate. Click here to learn more! Earlier this month I started my own small shift by committing to adding one fruit to my breakfast routine. Increasing nutrition can be fun and easy with small shifts. What will you try?

Written by Emily Gratopp | Extension Educator in Lancaster County