MyPlate launched as a new reminder to help consumers to make healthier food choices - What does YOUR plate look like? I'm going to fill half of MyPlate with fruits and vegetables. The other half will be whole grains and lean meats. It's that simple! Check out www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for simple ways to get, and stay, healthy for a lifetime.
Taking the first step is simple. You can start with one of the changes listed below.
Foods to Increase:
Foods to Reduce:
For more information visit www.choosemyplate.gov - there you can look up foods, learn about healthy eating tips, get a personalized plan and even ask questions to nutritionists at the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) works with partners around the region to make it safer and easier for people to be physically active. Active transportation - or human powered travel, like walking and biking - helps people meet daily physical activity recommendations.
Age-related changes, disabilities, and chronic health conditions may make it difficult to go grocery shopping, especially in rural locations and for people with a low income. The Coalition for Quality Aging (CQA), which works to improve the quality of aging for older adults in Lorain County, identified this barrier and worked to find solutions. CQA partners at Oberlin Community Services (OCS) proposed to test out a food delivery service for people in southern Lorain County who can’t get to the store due to disability or age-related challenges.