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The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition announced this morning that the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) is now officially integrated into SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. For health educators and professionals, this means your students, patients, and clients have the ability to log individual food items and physical activities into their SuperTracker profile in order to complete the PALA+ program.…

It’s March — and that means it’s National Nutrition Month®!

Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors this nutrition education campaign, giving health professionals nationwide the opportunity to share messages about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” serves as a reminder that everyone holds the tools to make healthier food choices.…

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, help spread the word about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.…