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.
Everyone knows someone with high blood pressure, but how many of us actually know what blood pressure is? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the artery (big blood vessel) walls as the heart beats. It’s normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day, but if it stays consistently high for a long time, it can damage the heart.
Social connectedness is strongly linked to a person's overall health. To better connect older adults to the community, Lorain County Public Health has launched the Buddy Connect Program. The program pairs volunteers* with people who are 55+ -- participants receive two phone calls per month from their buddy volunteer. Once a month home visits are also available.