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Only 14% of Virginians eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Proper nutrition can help prevent or delay the onset of many chronic diseases. People who eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables per day (5-9 servings) have reduced risk of diseases like stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.

Why is nutrition important?

Nutrition is also a key component of weight management. 1 out of 4 Virginians is considered obese. Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and hypertension. Obesity can also contribute to issues such as mobility problems which can severely impact quality of life over time.

The Healthy Choices Solution Center aims to help you make better choices about nutrition! Take our Healthy Living Self-Assessment and get your own Healthy Living Planning Report. Also, please explore the educational articles and links available on SeniorNavigator and use our new interactive tools to help you track your progress toward a healthier lifestyle!

What Are Some Solutions?

Fruit and Vegetable Information
Downloadable Food Diary

 

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