Welcome to North Shore Health Department **Our website is currently under construction. Please bear with us as certain links may not be working. If you need assistance please call our main number at 414-371-2980** North Shore Health Department Highlights for 7/26/2016 Did You Know? According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and Institute of Medicine, a poor diet can lead to energy imbalance and can increase one’s risk for overweight and obesity. A healthy lifestyle can be easy to manage as long as you balance your diet with physical activity. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, a healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars Stays within your daily calorie needs It’s the perfect time of year to try new locally-grown produce at your local Farmer’s Market view the link below to locate a farmer’s market near you. You can still enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. You can cut down on food high in fat or sugar by trying a modified healthier version of your favorite dish, eating smaller portions, limiting them to once a week and adding physical activity. Follow the tips below on how to increase physical activity: Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local shopping mall. So stretches, exercises, or pedal; a stationary bike while watching television. Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden. Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you. Take a class and do something you like (martial arts, dance, yoga). Most important-have fun while being active! Get new recipes at: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/ Get tips on physical activity: www.heart.org/physicalactivity Locate a Farmers Market near you: http://www.farmfreshsewi.org/markets.htm **Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NSHealthDept and follow us on Twitter @NSHealthDept Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.