The free "Friends and Family Health Kit" is a collection of 20 quick to read, easy to understand publications from the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Women's Health and the General Services Administration's Federal Citizen Information Center.
The National Nutrition Month 2013 theme is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" is a great reminder to eat healthy. Ideas to demonstrate the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits, find a toolkit, handouts, tip sheets, and interactive quizzed and games, go to http://www.eatright.org/nnm/promotionalresources/#.UP2NaSeCl8E
Check out more resources to help you develop good eating habits:
Approximately 1 in 7 American adults and 1 in 10 American children have high cholesterol. Do you know your cholesterol levels?
Although September is National Cholesterol Education Month, it is always a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and learn more about the importance of keeping your cholesterol at healthy levels.
If you, or someone you care about has diabetes, then you'll enjoy this book with five tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for people with diabetes. Each recipe includes nutrition facts for the dish to help you keep track of what you are eating.
You can download and print the recipes for free at
Or, you can order the free print publication from Publications.USA.gov. This publication also is available Spanish at http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?PubID=8100
Under the health care law, many insurers are required to cover certain preventive services at no cost to you, including vaccines, mammograms, cancer screenings, and more. Use the resources below to learn more about prevention and spread the word.
Visit the Prevention & Wellness page at http://www.healthcare.gov/prevention/index.html
Learn about free preventive care for you and your family:
To find lists of preventive services for adults, women and children go to http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html
To learn more about immunization or where to get your flu shot go to http://www.vaccines.gov/
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It's recommended for most individuals, ages six months and older.
Get answers to common questions about the flu vaccine, including locations where you can get it at http://www.flu.gov/prevention-vaccination/vaccination/index.html#
Here are some other ways to avoid getting the flu and passing it to others:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with sick people.
• Practice good health habits (get adequate sleep, exercise, eat healthy, and drink plenty of fluids).
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• If you have the flu, stay at home for at least 24 hours after your fever has returned to normal without the use of fever-reducing medications.