March 2012 is Nutrition!
March is National Nutrition Month and, as we all learned at the Launch Dinner (or have read on Our Statistics page), this country, our state and our county are facing significant challenges on the obesity front. 27.5% of American adults are obese, and 30% of adults living in Pend Oreille County are obese [defined as having a BMI of 30 or higher]. Obesity has been recognized as one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide and yet it's treatable with physical exercise and proper food choices.
February was all about getting more active so now we're turning to the other main piece of the equation: nutrition & healthy eating! We're offering some nutrition classes and launching the Corporate/Group Fit Together! Challenge that awards points not only for activity, but also for nutrition and mystery challenges! If you want to see EVERYTHING that's going on, visit our Community Calendar here. You can also view our March E-Newsletter here.
Healthy Newport March 2012 Featured Events
Other March 2012 Healthy Events, Classes & Activities**
As always, there are a bunch of other healthy events, classes and activities going on in the Newport area, such as exercise classes and swimming lessons at the Camas Center, exercise classes at Club Energy, dance and exercise classes at Anastasia's Spa & Salon and CREATE, gymnastics lessons at Score 10 Gymnastics, cooking classes at The Kitchen Shoppe, various support groups and more. Check our Healthy Newport Community Calendar for more!
**Please note that unless specifically listed as free for everyone, classes at Club Energy, the Camas Center, Score 10 Gymnastics, CCS Newport, CREATE, The Kitchen Shoppe, Anastasia's Spa & Salon and other community partners usually require advance payment via membership, guest pass, event registration or otherwise. Please check with the host organization for details.
Is our Healthy Newport Community Calendar missing something health & wellness related? Please Contact Us with the details and we'll get it posted for all to see!
March 2012 Health & Wellness Observances
International Women's Day
Registered Dieticians Day
American Diabetes Alert Day
March 5th - 9th
National School Breakfast Week
_National Nutrition Month
40th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act Senior Nutrition Programs