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Kentucky elects to eat healthy on Wednesday, November 7

The American Heart Association encourages Kentuckians to elect to eat healthy on Wednesday, Nov. 7 — National Eating Healthy Day.

National Eating Healthy Day is dedicated to the health and wellness of all Americans. It’s vital to maintain a healthy and well-balanced eating pattern as well as engage in physical activity — on National Eating Healthy Day and every day. National Eating Healthy Day encourages you to make small changes each day to incorporate healthier food choices.

Through this day, the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative will increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition; provide education, tools and resources to companies nationwide; and raise funds to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WHY: Nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight and more than 30 percent are obese. Obesity is a major risk for heart disease – our nation’s No. 1 killer – which is largely preventable through a healthy lifestyle.

National Eating Healthy Day is part of My Heart. My Life. movement and is nationally sponsored by Subway and Jenny Craig. For heart-healthy recipes, visit heart.org.

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