• New Dietary Guidelines to Replace the Food Pyramid

    Your food and activity choices each day affect  your health -- how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future.  The tips below are a good starting point toward a change for a healthy diet and a healthier you: 
     More in-depth information can be found by following each topic link above and by visiting the Ten Tips Nutrition Education SeriesSample menus are available to show how all the recommendations for each food group and nutrient intake can be integrated into a weekly menu.  You can also find tips for eating out and key information on vegetarian diets, and more.

    Improving what you eat and being active will help you to reduce your risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and obesity. 

    For additional resources check out:
    • www.DietaryGuidelines.gov
    • www.Health.gov/paguidelines
    • www.HealthFinder.gov

     Information supplied by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

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If you are 60 years old or older and without prescription drug coverage or who fall into the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage gap; or under age 60, without prescription drug coverage, and with an annual family income of less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level you may use this program. Qualifying incomes include those below the following:

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For information 1-877-321-2652 or visit their website www.caremark.com/naco