National Nutrition Month - Awareness on Healthy Eating habits

March 29, 2023

March is National Nutrition Month! This is an opportunity to bring awareness on the importance of making informed food choices and healthy eating habits. The Health Foundation has partnered with several nonprofit organizations in the region through our Healthy Eating Initiative to make healthy eating a priority in the community by providing health education, policy, and promotion. Here are a few of our partners:

El Paso Center for Diabetes offers Sabrosa Vida, a cooking class that teaches participants how to cook healthy delicious meals, with an emphasis on making healthy eating substitutions, and how to properly chop and dice vegetables. Learn more:

Border Partners provides opportunities for families to eat more fruits and vegetables through community and home gardens, healthy meals, nutrition education, and active living, through community and school active game and sport events in Palomas, MX. Learn more:

Kelly Center for Hunger Relief offers FreshStart program, sessions on nutrition fundamentals from how to read food labels to meal planning on a budget, and community members can get active with Zumba, yoga, and more. Learn more:

Mustard Seed Café and Amigos Garden incorporates eating more fruits and vegetables, portion control, and adding physical activity in one’s daily diet. Learn more:

To learn more about the Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Initiatives and funded organizations, click here.

PDNHF Priority Area: Healthy Living

To support efforts that promote positive behaviors to prevent disease including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and positive opportunities for youth.

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PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Eating

A high-quality diet with appropriate daily caloric intake provides essential nutrients, helps people maintain a healthy weight, and decreases their risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Evidence associates healthy eating with better health outcomes; however, many people do not consume the daily recommended levels of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that make up a healthy diet. The Health Foundation’s focus in the Healthy Eating initiative is educational programs, such as nutrition and cooking classes, that influence behavior in selecting, preparing, cooking, and eating healthy foods and policy and promotion activities that encourage healthy eating.

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

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