March is Nutrition Month
March 4, 2013 – March is National Nutrition Month. The New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging families and school and community members to eat healthier food and live more active lifestyles. Department of Health data shows more than 14 percent of New Mexico kindergarteners and about 21 percent of third graders in New Mexico were obese in 2012.
“Parents, family members, teachers and community members need to continue to work collaboratively to encourage children to eat healthy and be active. It’s a lifestyle change we all need to work on together,” said Department of Health Secretary-Designate Retta Ward, MPH. “We need to set better examples by eating more fruits and vegetables and getting off the couch and being active, whether it’s playing a sport, or just getting out to a playground.”
Healthy Kids New Mexico!
A project of the NM Department of Health and state and local partners, Healthy Kids New Mexico creates healthy environments and programs to give kids what they need to play well, eat well, learn, and live healthy and full lives.
Teachers, parents, community leaders, and policy-makers will find information, resources, and activities here to help New Mexico's children grow up healthy.
Together, we can nurture healthy eating and active living, create and sustain healthy environments, and promote positive health policies.