Healthy eating and regular physical activity are key ingredients to good health at any age. They may lower your risk for heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases. The Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention recognizes that the environment we live, learn, work and play has a significant affect on our health. Through various initiatives, the Center engages residents, schools, businesses, and community leaders in environmental approaches to make health an easier choice. Our goal is to create a healthy, safe Santa Clara County where all residents have plenty of opportunities to be physically active, and have access to healthy, affordable foods where all communities can prosper.
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September is National Food Safety Education Month
September is National Food Safety Education Month, making it a great time to learn about ways for keeping your food safe. September is also the start of fall, which is a great time for playing sports. Click on this link to learn more on food safety, salad greens, and getting active during this month.
Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens
One cup of salad greens – like butterhead, green leaf, red leaf, romaine, and iceberg – is an excellent source of vitamin K. This vitamin helps stop cuts and scrapes from bleeding too much and starts the healing process. It also works with calcium to help build strong bones.
Here are some healthy serving ideas:
- Add lots of salad greens to sandwiches and pita pockets.
- Top salads with a variety of fruits or vegetables for a different creation every day.
- Add salad greens to whole wheat tortilla wraps for a quick and healthy meal.
Recipe of the month: Autumn Salad
This delicious autumn salad is a great way to eat fruits and vegetables during the fall. (English
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