Updated: Jan 1, 2020
Current trends in food intake show that most Americans do not have healthy eating patterns. About half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity, according to the USDA. The number of adults, children and youth that are overweight or obese are also high across each age.
Tonya Stacy, VNA’s Director of Vaccine and Wellness Services, explains that a good diet is directly related to staying healthy. “Lifestyle is about what we eat and what we do. As people have a healthier diet it’s going to help them