Gardening Workshop Offered during National Nutrition Month
The City of El Paso Department of Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program and the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up with other local programs to promote healthy eating during National Nutrition Month®. The educational campaign, which begins March 1st, is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and this year marks its 40th anniversary. The focus is to raise awareness of the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” and aims to assist individuals plan nutritious meals based on individual preferences. With that in mind the Department is promoting the use of gardens as a way to obtain fresh food. The following are particulars for the event:
Free Gardening Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vista Del Valle Community Garden
9031 Viscount, El Paso, Texas 79925
A garden is beneficial to you and your family which allows you to grow vegetables you can incorporate into every meal and you may also involve your children. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables every meal which are the best sources of carotenoids and vitamin C, as well as other phytonutrients that may help protect against some health problems such as cancers and heart disease.
For more information on National Nutrition Month please visit: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/#.UR0KZPJnSSo.