For a Healthier 2011: Celebrate the Season with ‘All Things in Moderation’

For Immediate Release: Dec. 22, 2010
Media Contact: Communication Office

BURLINGTON – The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus – who lived to be 71 years old, nearly double the average life-expectancy for his time period (341 BC to 270 BC) – once famously said, “Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.”  

In the spirit of moderation, the Vermont Department of Health is offering tips for eating healthy, and drinking alcohol responsibly – or not drinking at all – as we celebrate the holidays and usher in 2011. Even small changes in diet and drink can lead to long-term, positive results that can lower your risk of life-threatening conditions such heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

To help give the gift of a healthier longer life, to yourself and others:

For more information on ways to kick-start a healthy new year, visit

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