National Public Health Week

By Susan Pasqual, MSN, RN, CNSC, Director of TLS Weight Loss Solution Field Development and Sales

Did you know that the first week in April is National Public Health Week? In support of National Public Health Week (NPHW) and in partnership with American Public Health Association (APHA), the CDC (Center of Disease Control) will be helping to support their goal of making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation by 2030.This is especially important news for us, because the foundation of TLS is healthy eating. The food we eat affects more than the size of our waistbands. There’s a direct link between poor nutrition and many of the leading causes of death in America such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Healthy eating is important at any age, but the food on a young person’s plate can change their health and growth for life. Yet, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows most U.S. youth don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables or whole grains, with many exceeding the recommended maximum daily intake of sodium and sugar.

Today, nearly one in three U.S. kids are either overweight or obese and at risk of developing a chronic illness. Obesity presents a health equity challenge as well, as it negatively affects some populations more than others.  Living a healthy lifestyle can be full of flavor and variety. Start learning more about healthy eating through TLS Weight Loss Solution.