March is National Nutrition Month!
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. At El Centro, we encourage our patients to make informed food choices and participate in physical activity to improve their overall health. To learn more about El Centro’s Wellness programs, click here.
Physical Activity Resources:
El Centro has implemented the Commit to be Fit program, which educates participating youth and their parents on the benefits of healthier eating and being more active and promotes exercise and fitness in order to reduce health disparities, such as childhood obesity and diabetes. Exercise and fitness activities with a physical trainer are available for El Centro’s pediatric patients and family members. Physical Activity classes are now available and open to the public at De Zavala Community Center and Yolanda Navarro Black Middle School.
For more information:
DeZavala Community Center, please contact Mr. Hector Garza at (713) 923-5163
Yolanda Navarro Black Middle School, please contact Ms.Tika Collins at (615) 306-7353
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:
- Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition
- Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars
- Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles
- Support healthy eating for everyone
MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health. For more information, visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate