75% of Americans are overweight. Let's do something about this...
According to a 2012 Forbes article obesity in America costs us $160 billion in medical bills and another $450 billion in indirect expenses. For example, it is estimated that Americans spend more than $4 billion a year in increased gas costs alone because of our weight. It's hard to believe, but it's true. Those who know and care must act. The key to solving this problem is awareness, education and motivation.
You can make a difference by spreading the word about National Nutrition Month®, which begins Friday, March 1. To save you time, I have included some resources below. We can make a difference together just by using social media to create awareness. Thank you.
About National Nutrition Month®
* This wonderful cookbook is from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba (highly recommended)
PP = Position Paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (substantive information)
"In the end, as First Lady, this isn't just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition." ~ First Lady Michelle Obama
If you know of other websites or resources, feel free to post them in the comment area below. Thank you for helping me spread the word.
RAMBLE ON, the name of my SLOG was inspired by the Led Zeppelin song with the same name. It also describes the content, which reflects my very random observations about life, work and my endless pursuit of the sublime. See tag list below...
My "Fiscal Cliff" Playlist
"When you realize how little you know, you have become a philosopher."
~ Socrates ~