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Nutritional information provided at Preston Memorial Hospital for National Nutrition Month®

Posted Date: 3/10/2020

UPDATE: Lunch and Learn session scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 has been postponed. An announcement will be made when a new date has been set.

March 2020 is
National Nutrition Month®. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign used to encourage focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The slogan for this year’s campaign is ‘Eat Right, Bite by Bite.’

During the month of March, Registered Dietitian Stephanie Thompson will visit Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital to offer tips and education to the general public. Thompson will provide handouts and answer questions from a display table outside Café 150 on Thursday, March 12th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Thompson will also host a bring your Lunch and Learn style session on Wednesday, March 18th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the PMH Magnolia Conference Room. Generated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the presentation is set to include simple steps for a healthful lifestyle, resources to help improve your eating style and how to use Nutrition Facts Labels to make informed choices.

Determined in Preston Memorial Hospital’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), obesity, diabetes and coronary heart diseases were among the top five largest problems within Preston County, based from a Public Input Survey. Details from the 2019 CHNA state that obesity was the #1 significant attention need, 12% of Preston County residents have diabetes and that WV’s rate of Coronary Heart Disease is 43.5%.

A well-rounded, healthful diet can reduce the risk of overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

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