Monthly Spotlight - Nutrition
March is National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is celebrated each year in March to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits as stating by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
This month's article is entitled "Eating as a Family - Family Meals Small Investment Big Payoff." The article talks about how eating meals as a family allows parents to be role models who create a supportive environment that promotes healthy eating.
Click Here to read the full article.
Other resources to support healthy eating and nutrition:
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377. If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.
Sign up for free tobacco cessation classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information and to register. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. View classes and events, then click on “Fitness” to register, or call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org