eathealthy

Eat Healthy

Every neighborhood in LA County deserves to have healthy options available. Eating wholesome foods and getting proper nutrition is essential in order to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and prevent obesity and other illness.

When healthy foods and beverages are made available to communities, eating right can be achieved by making small changes and smart choices. The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, switching to fat-free or low-fat milk, drinking water instead of sugary drinks, and comparing sodium in foods like soup, bread and frozen meals to choose foods with the lowest amount of sodium.

A nutrient-rich, balanced diet can greatly improve your physical, mental and emotional health. The opportunity to eat right today will help you and your family have more energy to be more active, leading to a healthier lifestyle tomorrow.

In Los Angeles County:

  • More than 20% of kids in 5th, 7th and 9th grades are obese.
  • 58% of adults are overweight or obese.
  • Obesity rates continue to rise among adults, school-age children and kids as young as 3 to 4 years of age.

Restaurants

Choose Health LA Restaurants is a partnership between the LA County Department of Public Health and local restaurants.

Portion Control

2,000 calories per day is all most adults need to eat and children need even fewer.

Salt

Eating too much salt over time can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Sugar-Loaded Drinks

Drinking sugary beverages puts you at greater risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Healthy Eating

Learn more about eating healthy at home, at school and in your community.

Resources

Check out these resources to help you kick-start and maintain a healthier diet.

Featured Videos

Learn more about healthy eating, moving and living in LA County by watching these videos.

  • Salt Shocker - Cottage Cheese - Too Much Sodium?
  • Do You Drink 93 Sugar Packets a Day?
  • Help coming to South LA food desert
  • Eat for a Healthy Heart (Consumer Update)
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