The Importance of Healthy Eating

The food you eat has a direct impact on your overall health and wellness. A nutritious diet includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, whole grains, dairy, minerals, vitamins, and water. The key to healthy eating is balance. It may feel challenging to start eating a nutritious diet, but doing so can improve your quality of life.  There are many benefits to healthy eating including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, obesity, and many other chronic diseases.

A healthy diet can be more easily achieved when communities supports individuals making healthy choices. Find out how schools, workplaces, and communities can support healthy eating.