Healthy eating is associated with lower risk for:
- Chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers
- Overweight and obesity
- Micronutrient deficiencies
Nutrition among the U.S. population needs improvement.
- 63% of the adult population is overweight or obese (CDC) .
- Fewer than 25% of Americans eat fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day (CDC) .
Visit this USDA website for simple healthy eating tips: ChooseMyPlate.gov
Thrive SEK is launching this blog to keep you informed about health-related news and activities in our region. At the bottom of most pages on this website, you will see the blog entries that are relevant to the topics on that page. The goal of Thrive Southeast Kansas is to encourage healthy lifestyles in our area. This website blog is just one tool that we will use to accomplish that goal. We are in the process of adding new information and features to the website, so check back regularly for updates. If you have suggestions for information to feature on this website, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Thank you for visiting.