March is National Nutrition Month®, a holiday that highlights the key role nutritious food plays in keeping our communities strong and healthy. Boston REACH: Partners in Health and Housing is celebrating National Nutrition Month® by promoting the many benefits of eating a healthy and balanced diet, as well as spotlighting affordable food resources in Boston!
Balance is key
Great news! You can have it all…in moderation. Fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, and vegetables can all be part of a balanced, healthy diet. And your body needs all of them!
Get ahead: Start early (in the day)!
Eating a balanced, nutritious breakfast is an important part of the day. Eating healthy can help lower the risk of many chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
A healthy diet can also help you:
Get ahead: Start early (with kids)!
Children who start eating healthy food at a young age are more likely to enjoy healthy eating and maintain a balanced diet throughout their lives. Luckily, you can make healthy eating fun and delicious by: Getting more for less
Fortunately, eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. Boston has many resources to promote healthy eating, such as:
Free Online Resource
Looking for additional food resources in your neighborhood, like food pantries, soup kitchens, and more? HelpSteps can assist you! The site helps individuals and families access the agencies and resources that will address their health and social service needs. Check out the website or use our new app, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.
Boston REACH: Partner in Health and Housing
Boston REACH: Partners in Health and Housing is implementing a project to increase access, availability, awareness, and affordability of healthy foods among Boston Housing Authority residents. This is part of a larger initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve food insecurity in communities across the U.S..
Helping community members access healthy foods and encouraging them to make small changes to their daily routines can make a big difference for the overall health of our communities. Join us in promoting nutritious, balanced diets for all Boston residents by sharing the blog and food resources in your community!