National Nutrition Month®, held annually in March is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which helps focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and exercise habits. The campaign became a month-long observance back in 1980 when the public interest in nutrition began to grow. 

February is American Heart Health Month!

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The American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization is celebrating 100 years in 2024 as an organization to bring awareness and progress in the fight against heart disease. Despite a century of educating the American public about the risk and seriousness of this silent killer, more than half of Americans are still unaware that Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States (Harris Poll Survey, Nov. 2023).

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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October has become a month synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness and seeing the pink ribbon on sports jerseys and events both locally and nationally to raise awareness in our country.  Breast cancer is not solely a woman’s disease. Men too, can get diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society,1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

WELLNESS CHECKS!--Get Your Annual Physical.

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September is a month that holds some very important health awareness campaigns- plus it’s Healthy Aging Month. Healthy Aging seems to be everyone’s mantra now.  From skincare to cellular health, everyone wants to age in the healthiest way possible. 

Did you know that every person has billions of bacteria living in their gut at any given time? Despite what most people think, a majority of this bacteria is known as “good” bacteria and will play a vital role in digestion, nutrient absorption, and metabolism.