Subject: Nutrition Connection: How to Improve Heart Health in February

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February Is Heart Health Month!
Welcome to Heart Health Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. During this special month, incorporate the following Heart-Check consumer materials into conversations with your patients to get them started on the path to healthier eating for healthy hearts. 
Food Insecurity Screening Resources
My Wellness Prescription Pad
Food insecurity is a growing issue impacting the health of families across the nation. One in five children in California experience food insecurity, which could negatively affect their growth and development, mental health and academic achievement.¹

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians screen for food insecurity in their patients. To help address food insecurity and its related health consequences, download or order resources, including the MyWellness Prescription Pad and food insecurity toolkits compiled by Humana and Feeding America, and Food Research and Action Center. Learn more about alleviating food insecurity here
1. Feeding America, 2017/Child Hunger Facts. 
March 5–9 Is California Food Waste Prevention Week
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March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Go Further With Food.” Since no food is truly nutritious unless it is eaten, a number of California state agencies are partnering with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California to launch the first Food Waste Prevention Week. 

According to the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, Californians throw away nearly 12 billion pounds of food each year, with nearly 40 percent of that waste happening at the consumer or household level.

Health professionals can use nutrition education to help clients reduce wasted food. Share resources with adults and families about appropriate food portion sizes; how to read food labels; how to plan, prepare, shop and store food; and much more.

Learn more about food waste prevention at or visit the Public Health Alliance of Southern California here for a complete communications guide to celebrating Food Waste Prevention Week. 
Nutrition Education Resources for Health Professionals
Activity + Eating for Adults
Adult Booklets + Tools
Dairy Council of California offers a wide variety of nutrition education resources in English and Spanish for clients. Our adult and parent resources include: 
Dairy Council of California's print resources are available at no charge to schools and health professionals in California. Online resources are available free of charge to everyone.

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