Healthy eating is a key component of health. It includes enjoying nutritious food in the amounts our bodies need to perform their best. Good nutrition helps to protect against chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, stroke and high blood pressure.
Healthy eating also . . .
provides the necessary nutrients for proper growth and development.
provides energy for our daily activities.
promotes a healthy body weight.
increases our ability to learn.
strengthens our immune system.
helps us enjoy life because cooking a healthy meal can be an enjoyable way to spend time, either on our own or with others