March is National Nutrition Month and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Eat Well Nutrition Education Program is encouraging Mainer’s to “Get Your Plate in Shape” by including a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy products on their plates every day. The Eat Well Nutrition Education Program provides nutrition education to income eligible youth, adults and older adults though the state of Maine.
To “Get Your Plate in Shape,” take action on the 2012 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate recommendations by making changes in the following four areas. Choose steps that work for you and start today.
Foods to Increase
Foods to Reduce
Be physically active your way. Adults need at 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. The 30 minutes can be broken up into shorter, 10-minute segments throughout the day. Choose activities that you enjoy, and start by doing as much as you can.
UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals. To provide adequate time to respond to your request please provide as much notice as possible.
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