• By Jennifer O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: National Nutrition Month

March 9, 2017

a woman cooking in a kitchen with a wide variety of healthy food choices on the counter, vegetablesAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases, and many are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity. These include cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. March is National Nutrition Month, an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help you make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme of the campaign this year is Put Your Best Fork Forward. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, dietitian Kate Zeratsky will cover the five key messages of the campaign. Also on the program, oncologist Dr. Kathryn Ruddy will discuss the importance of cancer survivorship programs for people who live with the disease. And physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Jay Smith will share the latest treatment options for plantar fasciitis.

Listen to the program on Saturday, March 11, at 9:05 a.m. CST, and follow #MayoClinicRadio.

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