YouCaring exists to help people thrive. As our crowdfunding platform shows, we encourage everyone who focuses on making lives better. That’s why we’re rallying this month around National Nutrition Month.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors Nutrition Month in America to help everyone achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health. It’s easy to join in this month’s efforts to be healthier — for yourself, your community and the world.
How Crowdfunding Supports Nutrition
In addition to encouraging healthy eating and fitness this month, we’re spreading the word about how online fundraisers are assisting nutrition initiatives around the world. Here are just a few inspiring examples:
You could offer support by making an online donation, or raise awareness by sharing links to these online fundraisers with your social network.
Poor nutrition can lead to health problems and avoidable medical expenses. Your neighbor may have a medical condition that requires a special diet. A meal delivery program or food bank may need assistance to serve more people in need. Sadly, far too many communities in developing countries still suffer from severe malnutrition. Nutrition Month is the ideal time to reach out and lend a hand. If you want to help someone you know by raising money online, Create Your Fundraiser today.
Simple Steps to Better Nutrition
No matter what your to-do list looks like, making healthier choices can fit into your day. You could use a smaller plate, drink more water, walk more, or read nutrition labels when you shop for groceries. For more ideas, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.
To learn about healthy eating and physical activity, here are two great places:
Eat Right articles about food, health and fitness include recipe videos, with resource areas customized for parents, kids, men, women and seniors.
Small changes can lead to big improvements for your overall health, well-being and stress level. You’ll also be setting an encouraging example for your family, friends and neighbors.
Are you ready to make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle? Let us know on social media how you plan to focus on nutrition this month. Follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Google+ for more helpful tips and news, too.