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.
This September across Lorain County, residents can get their blood drawn at a low cost and learn their cholesterol, blood glucose, complete blood count, and other health indicators. Public health nurses from Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will answer questions and provide information during blood draw sessions at community locations throughout Lorain County. All Lorain County adults ages 55 and older are invited.
Lorain County worksites can sign up now to compete this September in the second annual Step it Up Challenge. The Lorain City Port Authority won first place in the 2017 Step it Up Challenge by averaging over 12,000 steps (about 6 miles) per employee per day. An introductory webinar will take place on Aug. 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM to learn more about the Step it Up Challenge.