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Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition is the study of food at work in our bodies; our source for energy. Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. Having nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the foods you eat can and will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime, and helps you avoid obesity, illness, and many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases. Nutrition is just one key to developing and maintaining good health. Good health is defined as a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Regular physical activity, fitness, and exercise are essential to prevent and reduce risks of many diseases and improve physical and mental health. Studies show that being physically active, combined with proper nutrition can add up to five years to your life. Physical activity also keeps you in shape so you can enjoy leisure activities and safely perform a variety of activities. It offers great mental and social benefits as well.

Being physically active can help you:

  • Be more attentive in class and perform better in school
  • Feel better about yourself, less stress
  • Decrease your risk of chronic diseases
  • Sleep Better
  • Move around more easily
  • Have stronger muscles and bones
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Feel Happier


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Nutrition Facts Labels

 

     Physical Activity

 

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