ANCHOR LEAD: March is National Nutrition Month – a great time for you to make one positive change to improve your health. The Society for Public Health Education, known as SOPHE, offers tips to help. Brian Osuch has the story. (:60)
SCRIPT: Health Care Now, I'm Brian Osuch. Did you know that you can help prevent chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, by eating healthier? Elaine Auld, with SOPHE.
CUT: (Auld) It starts with the choices you make at the store and in our kitchens. Keep easy, healthy options on hand – like hard-boiled eggs, low-fat yogurts, and grab-and-go fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots. Pack your lunch to eat healthy and save money.
SCRIPT: Another tip for eating healthier starts with portion size: when you go out to eat, split an entrée and bring home the leftovers for the following day, or, order the kids' size. At home, serve your meals on smaller plates. Your plate will look full, but you'll be eating less.
CUT: (Auld) Preventing chronic diseases begins with making one positive change like eating healthier. And with a little planning, eating healthy can be done on a budget.
SCRIPT: For additional tips and ideas, visit partnering4health.org. This message is made possible by SOPHE and CDC and does not necessarily represent the views of CDC. That's Health Care Now from SOPHE.
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