National Nutrition Month is coming to an end, but the need to solve America’s nutrition crisis continues. Every day, millions of Americans fail to meet the recommended nutritional guidelines. While some Americans can solve their issues with simple dietary changes, this is not the case for those who are struggling to meet basic needs.
There is an epidemic spreading across the fields and ranches in our country — American farmers are taking their own lives in record numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 84.5 suicides per 100,000 people in the farming industry. Although farmers make up only 1 percent of the United States population, they have the highest suicide rate of any occupational group.
Today is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist day, and we are celebrating the incredible RDNs on our Pinnacle Prevention team! We are constantly amazed by the dedication and brilliance of these women. They work every single day to improve the health and happiness of those around them, and to build a better, brighter Arizona.
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme of “Go Further With Food” got us thinking. Though creating opportunities to encourage families to prepare, plan and avoid common pitfalls that impact our food choices is powerful, are we really “going further?”
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