Healthy Heart Month

BUT WAIT – WHO EXACTLY DETERMINES WHAT’S HEALTHY?

A NUTRITIONIST. THAT’S WHO. A NUTRITIONIST IS AN EXPERT IN FOOD, HEALTH AND NUTRITION. SOME NUTRITIONISTS WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT – THEY’RE THE ONES THAT MAKE THE DIETARY GUIDELINES WE TOLD YOU ABOUT. UNDER THIS WEEK’S EPISODE, YOU’LL FIND A LINK TO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NUTRITIONISTS – AND YOU CAN MEET SASHA, A NUTRITIONIST FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. (Meet a nutritionist -- an expert in food, health and nutrition!)

IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO START THINKING HEALTHY BECAUSE FEBRUARY IS DESIGNATED AS HEALTHY HEART MONTH. IT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU TO HEAR THAT HEART DISEASE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IT’S ALSO THE MOST PREVENTABLE!

CUTTING FAT AND SUGAR FROM YOUR DIET IS ONE WAY TO STEER CLEAR OF HEART DISEASE – AND, BEFORE MOVING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS BFF VP JOE BIDEN SHOWED US ANOTHER WAY! AS YOU CAN SEE, STAYING ACTIVE WITH REGULAR EXERCISE IS THE KEY TO A HEALTHY HEART!

OF COURSE, AFTERWARD, THEY COOL OFF WITH A TALL GLASS OF H20 – NOT A SUGARY DRINK! BOY, THEY MAKE ME WANT TO GET MOVING TOO! I’LL HAVE TO TAKE A QUICK PRESIDENTIAL JOG AFTER THIS.


Instructional Links


Website: US Department of Agriculture, Supertracker | Info on nutrition, healthy diets & keeping track of eating.

Website Article: Kids” Health, Your Heart

Website Article: American Heart Association, Healthy Living, Keep Your Heart Healthy with Lifes’s Simple 7 for Kids

Online Reference Book: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dietitians and Nutritionists

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