Allen Elementary School

Allen Celebrates National Eating Healthy Day

Nov 17, 2014

Allen Elementary School encouraged students and staff members to commit to make healthy food choices on November 5.

It was part of the American Heart Association's National Eating Healthy Day, an effort to inspire everyone to begin new habits that could last a lifetime.

Students and staff signed a banner as part of their pledge to eat right.

The American Heart Association says small steps in the right direction can lead to big payoffs for both adults and children.

“Adopting healthy behaviors — whether it’s increasing physical activity or eating healthier —happens one day at a time,” said Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RD, chair of the American Heart Association’s nutrition committee and professor of nutrition and medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. “If you devote one day to healthy eating, you will know you can do it again and learn to enjoy it!”

She added: “We know from research that being exposed to healthy food means you will develop a preference for that food over time. For example, once you become accustomed to eating lower-sodium foods, you will find that foods you used to eat taste very salty. By adopting a healthier diet you will not only add years to your life but you’ll improve the quality of the years you have.”

Allen Eating Healthy Day