November is Eat Smart Month

November is Eat Smart Month

We all want to take control of our health and our lives. But we know that it’s easier said than done! The American Heart Association is encouraging New Yorkers to Eat Smart during the month of November. Our National Eating Healthy Day has been expanded to a month-long celebration. Eat Smart Month is part of our Healthy For Good movement encouraging people to Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. It means making smart choices, like learning to ditch the junk, giving your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs, and being more aware of what’s on your plate.

During the month of November, we’ll be sharing daily Eat Smart tips via our Twitter handle: @AHANewYorkCity. We hope to encourage you to make a healthy choice every day this month to create a lasting habit that will keep you happy and healthy for a long time!

Aren’t on Twitter? You can follow Eat Smart Month by downloading this PDF: 30 tips for Eat Healthy Month.

Practices makes perfect.Don’t give up!

Putting a new healthy routine in place doesn’t happen overnight, so don’t give up! Make healthy changes one step at a time. You and your family won’t feel blindsided or deprived of all of your favorites if the changes are gradual.

One of the great things about Eat Smart Month is that it takes place as the holiday season is kicking off. Holidays are about family, so take this opportunity to involve the whole family.  Kids can help with meal planning, grocery shopping and even cooking. Let each family member be chef for a day and take charge of a particular meal. Encourage older kids to make a game of reading food labels at the grocery store. Let younger kids pick out new types of fruits and vegetables to try. There are many ways to get the family involved!

The AHA has got your back. Learn how to eat smart with us! To download your own free Eat Smart toolkit click here!

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