Eating well is fundamental to good health and well-being. A healthy eating pattern can help us to maintain a healthy weight and reduce our risk for disease such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. It also promotes strong bones and teeth, can improve our mood and energy levels, and is important to our overall brain health (i.e. memory, prevention of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive decline).
Test Your Knowledge
If you are familiar with eating healthy, test your knowledge with the following brain games from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics!
Practice Health Eating
From the American Heart Association (Heart.org) #HealthyForGood
Up your game or share your knowledge with these healthy eating tips from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics!
SALT – 9 out of 10 Americans Eat Too Much Salt!
On average, American adults eat more than double the amount of sodium they should (3400 mg on average while 1500 mg or less is recommended). Kids ages 2 to 19 eat more than 3100 mg sodium per day and teen boys 12 to 19 eat the most sodium at an average of 4220 mg per day, according to the American Heart Association. Find a variety of downloadable resources at https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sodium to share and help educate!
Spanish resources can be found at https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/healthy-living-spanish-infographics.