March is National Nutrition Month®. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital encourages all Santa Clarita residents to make healthy food choices.
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign conducted every March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
According to the 2018 federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, only 12.2% of adults meet daily fruit intake goals and only 9.3% meet the vegetable goals. Adequate fruit and vegetable intake - two to three servings of fruit and three to four servings of vegetables - correlates with positive health and wellness.
Henry Mayo’s Community Education Department offers nutrition classes that support healthy, whole-food eating, including “Plant Based Eating for Optimal Health” and “Nutrition and Inflammation.” More information can be found at henrymayo.com/classes.