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In comparison to 40 years ago:
* We are eating 31% more calories; 
* 56% more fats and oils;  
* 14% more sugars and sweeteners; the average American now eats 15 more pounds of sugar a year.

The more fresh foods you consume, the healthier you will be. Foods that do not expire contain unnatural preservatives, additives, and chemicals that deteriorate your body. Focus on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and above all, use moderation in whatever you eat.

Public health starts at home. From family nutrition and maternal health to safety precautions and disaster preparedness, the first step the community takes toward public health are in the comfort of their own home. Empower yourself to take action through better meal planning, safety upgrades, and preparing for emergencies.

National Public Health Week (NPHW) is the American Public Health Association's annual celebration of the public health efforts in disease prevention in our communities. The goal of this week it to educate and engage people in the movement to create a healthier America for ourselves and generations to come.

Sponsors of the National Public Health Week:

Nevada Public Health Association (NPHA) www.apha.org

Washoe County Health District (WCHD), www.washoecounty.us/health and www.gethealthywashoe.com

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), www.health.nv.gov

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS), gethealthycarsoncity.org

Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org 

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