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Hop to it by Eating Right and Being Physically Active

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With Spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to motivate yourself to become physically active and eat healthier foods with the end result of a healthier you.

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"Good nutrition is vital to good health," said Dr. Sheri Johnson, State Health Officer for the Department of Health and Family Services. "In order to foster good health, we need to create healthy communities where we live, work, learn and play."

Here's how it can be done:

  • Choose foods that are healthy. The food choices you make today and everyday affect your health and how you feel now and in the future. Choose fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats and fish. Visit MyPyramid (http://www.mypyramid.gov/) for a food pyramid that is personalized to your lifestyle with food choices that work for you.