After indulging in a long winter’s worth of comfort food, March is an ideal time for getting eating habits back on track. That’s why it’s fitting that March is National Nutrition month— and we’re celebrating all month long!
Each week we’re sharing healthy eating tips, videos and other information you can use to make smart food choices and “enjoy the taste of eating right.”
Week one we’ll share nutrition tips for kids.
Week two you’ll learn how to eat healthy while in college.
Week three we’ll highlight tools to help plan healthy meals for you and your family.
Week four we’ll share advice for eating healthy as you age.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ to get the latest updates or sign up to receive nutrition month email updates delivered directly to your inbox.
And since we know few things in life are harder than getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies, join Kids.gov for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 5 at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll be sharing tips and trading secrets on how to make sure your kids are eating a balanced diet. Follow @Kidsgov on Twitter and use the hashtag #NNMforKids to follow the conversation.
Image description: We know convincing your kids to eat their fruits and veggies can sometimes be a challenge. But it doesn’t always have to be!
Join Kids.gov for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 5 at 1 p.m. ET to get healthy-eating tips for your kids!
Follow @Kidsgov on Twitter and use the hashtag #NNMforkids.
You can also ask questions on Facebook and Twitter in advance that we’ll answer during the live event.
It is children’s dental health month. How much do you know about oral health? Take this quiz!
Image description: According to the Centers for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States, after lung cancer. But about 1 in 3 adults is not getting screened for colorectal cancer as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
This infographic helps you pick the right screening test for you.
You can find the full text of this graphic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is estimated to be responsible for 15,000-22,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
You can’t see, smell, or taste radon. It’s a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in soil and rock.
Radon can be present in both outdoor and indoor air, but you’re likely to get most exposure in your own home.
To help protect your health, you can test your home for radon and take measures to lower radon levels if needed.