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Both February and March are months to focus on being nutritious and staying healthy. February is National Heart Health Month, and one way to make sure to stay healthy inexpensively is buying canned fruits and vegetables, but keeping and eye on sugars and sodium within them respectively. March is National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate the U of I Extension is holding a class about dining out and how to do it in healthy ways on March 22 from 1:00-2:00.


Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness Educator at the U of I Extension said regular diets with more fruits and vegetables will highly beneficial to the heart, and one way to celebrate Heart Health Month is by having your numbers checked.

Peterson said for National Nutrition Month it's important when dining out whether its fast food or sitting down, to do research ahead of time, find the menus and see what might be the best meals to eat that would also be healthy.

Peterson appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.

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