March is National Nutrition Month.

The HAWC offers a variety of health and fitness programs. For more details, call 480-HAWC (4293)

LEARN, Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Relationships and Nutrition is a 12-week program that helps people look at their behavior, and study the “whys” in their diet and nutrition plan or lack of a plan.
People interested in the LEARN program start by getting baseline measurements, including abdominal circumference, height, weight and cholesterol level. The next 12-week LEARN program starts March 14.

Other HAWC programs include: Basic nutrition,10 a.m. today and 10 a.m. March 31
Basic fitness, 11 a.m. today and 11 a.m. March 31
Cooking demonstration, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
Heart Smart, 2 p.m. Thursday, 4:30 p.m. March 16 and 2 p.m. March 23
Prenatal nutrition, 1 p.m. March 15
Prenatal fitness, 1:30 March 15
Commissary tour, 8 a.m. March 31

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently updated the recommended daily nutrition chart, now called MyPyramid. It emphasizes grains, vegetables, fruit, milk, meat and beans and oils. There are 12 pyramids with different calorie intake counts, depending on a person’s activity. For
Tip: Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables to help fill you up and give you more volume.