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.

Healthy eating can be more easily achieved when communities supports individuals and improve access to healthy food. Find out how schools, workplaces, and communities can support healthy eating.