“Eat for Health” Launched at Healthvermont.gov

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2006
Media Contact: Communication Office
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON – The advice is old but it never seems to grow stale: Don’t grocery shop hungry. Don’t skip breakfast. Water is good for you.

Those are just three of the “Eat for Health” tips offered on a new section of the Vermont Department of Health website: healthvermont.gov. Smart shopping tips, healthy hints, recipes, meals for a week, quizzes, tools and links to help you eat healthy and eat local, are all part of the new “Eat for Health” section.

"We can all use a little extra help to make healthy eating a part of our busy lives," said Acting Health Commissioner Sharon Moffatt, RN, MSN. "As part of the Governor's Fit & Healthy Vermonters initiative, our new Eat for Health site is full of practical, everyday tools, tips and resources – and it encourages all of us to support local farmers and buy fresh, local produce."

The site also offers a weekly meal plan, grocery lists, and tips on packing healthy lunches and snacks and eating out.

Visitors to the website are encouraged to check back often for new recipes, menu plans, and tips and to e-mail a question to “Nancy the Nutritionist” at http://healthvermont.gov/eatforhealth/ask_form.aspx

“Eat for Health” was launched by the Health Department as a collaborative effort that included input from the Department of Education, Department for Children and Families, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, UVM Extension Service, the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, and the Vermont Foodbank.

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