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Why is Healthy Eating Important?


Let‘s start with some alarming statistics. More than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million people) and 17% of U.S. children are obese. During 1980-2008, obesity rates doubled for adults and tripled for children. During the past several decades, obesity rates for all population groups regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, or geographic region have increased markedly.

Good Nutrition is key to maintaining a healthy weight and reducing risk of chronic diseases. To maintain a healthy weight, coordinate your diet with your physical activity level so you‘re using up as many calories as you take in.

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