Good Nutrition Good Health

Eating well, along with physical activity and exercise, reduces your risk for chronic disease, increases your energy and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Two out of three Americans are obese or overweight, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. In poor and minority communities, obesity is even more common.

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) nutrition plan provides simple, easy-to-follow guidelines to improve your eating habits. Click below to see our DASH videos.

Today is the best time to start becoming a healthier you. With DASH you don’t count calories or points!

  • Eat more fruit, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Look for dairy products that low-fat and non-fat
  • Limit total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Cut back on salt and sugar
  • Eat no more than 6 ounces of lean meat, fish or poultry daily
  • Drink water instead of juice and soda


Most Recent DASH Blog Posts

DASH is recommended for helping individuals:

  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of stroke
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease and heart failure
  • Prevent and manage diabetes
  • Maintain a healthy weight

An Introduction to the DASH Nutrition Plan

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