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The Importance of Eating Smart

Everyone knows that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for the body, and contributes to good health and wellbeing.  Taking care of your body also means drinking water and beverages with few or no calories.

A healthy diet can reduce your risk of developing:

  • Heart Disease,
  • Type 2 Diabetes,
  • Certain types of cancers,
  • High Blood Pressure,
  • Bone Loss, and
  • Other health conditions.

Today, with busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, eating (and drinking) healthfully has become a challenge for many. The good news is that communities are making it easier for you to make healthy choices. This is evident in roadside stands and farmers' markets that accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Vouchers (credit and debit too!), and farm share programs, where you buy a "share" of a local farmer's harvest.

Use our Eat Smart blog to stay updated on healthy eating tips and trends that you can use to make healthy changes to your diet. You may be inspired to visit a local farmers' market, join a farm share program, or even start your own garden!