Parents: Lead by example

Parents: Lead by example

 Between Valentine’s Day and National Women’s Heart Health Day, February is a month that celebrates the heart.

  • Damage to the heart causes many problems including heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Fruits and vegetables help protect you from all of these diseases.
  • High blood pressure is a common cause of heart disease and stroke. Fruits and vegetables can help lower your blood pressure, and protect your heart.
  • Diabetes increases the likelihood of heart problems, so you keep your heart healthy by preventing diabetes. You can help prevent diabetes by eating daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
  • Parents – Lead your family by example and keep fruit readily available for a snack and provide a piece of fruit as a snack for your children’s lunch.
  • Parents – Make sure that a vegetable is always part of your family dinner.  Create a good habit today that will last a lifetime.


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