News release from the Georgia Department of Community Health
ATLANTA – March is National Nutrition Month and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), is stressing the importance of developing healthy eating habits now to ensure a healthy Georgia in the future. Nutrition is a key component of good health, along with physical activity.
"As spring approaches, many people struggle with how to shape up and slim down once they are no longer hiding under heavy winter clothes," said Dr. Kimberly Redding, Director of DCH , Division of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Program. "Reaching a healthy weight or just maintaining your current weight can really be done with some simple steps. Rather than trying a new extreme diet, make small changes to what you normally eat each day."
Maintaining or reaching a healthy weight can be accomplished by balancing food intake with physical activity. Taking in fewer calories may even help to improve energy levels. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has a list of some simple ways to cut calories:
Learn more about healthy eating habits, please visit www.georgiahealthinfo.gov.
To receive additional nutrition tips, listen to the March edition of the Georgia Wellcast. Click on the link here.