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Proclamation Declaring March 2019 as National Nutrition Month

Post Date:03/05/2019 12:35 PM
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WHEREAS, National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits; and

WHEREAS, in 2011 the USDA updated and introduced MyPlate. MyPlate replaces the older food pyramid and is designed to look like a place setting with the five food groups divided on the plate with dairy in the cup. MyPlate reminds us to make smarter and healthier food choices in our daily meals; and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2015, 43.1% of adults did not eat any fruits every day and 21.5% did not eat any vegetables every day and in 2017 students aged 9- 12, 44.6% did not eat any fruits daily and 39.5% did not eat any vegetables daily; and

WHEREAS, the New Mexico Indicator Based Information System known as NMIBIS reflects that in 2017, 12.9% of adults in Curry County had 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily which is down from the 2013 report that states an average of 14.9% of adults had 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables; and

WHEREAS, there is a strong need for continuing nutrition education and a wide-scale effort to enhance healthy eating practices in people of all ages, with that in mind, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the Curry County Health Council and Plains Regional Medical Center in partnership with the Curry County Agriculture Extension Office will host a nutritional food demonstration workshop to be held in the Cannon Room at Plains Regional Medical Center; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, Chet Spear do hereby proclaim March 2019 as National Nutrition Month for Curry County and I call upon everyone to learn and practice the importance of and to eat healthy balanced meals every day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the County of Curry to be affixed this 5th day of March, 2019.


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