||Nutrition Month Observed at NIH
To stay healthy, we need a balanced diet, adequate physical activity
and sufficient sleep and rest. National Nutrition Month reminds us
of the importance of eating adequate amounts of foods from the
grain, vegetable, fruit, dairy and meat/alternate food groups and
balancing the food we eat with physical activity. NIH has planned a
wide range of nutrition-related lectures and activities for employees
and friends. Among them are:
- On Friday, Mar. 12, Dr. Michael D. Jensen from the
endocrine research unit, Mayo Clinic, will present a lecture
entitled "What Happens When You Eat Too Much? Role of
Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (Fidgeting)." The talk
will be in the Natcher auditorium, sections F1 and F2 from 1
to 2 p.m.
- On Friday, Mar. 19, Dr. Marc L. Reitman, Diabetes Branch,
NIDDK, will present the NIH Director's Seminar, "Metabolism
Matters: Roles of Adipose Tissue and Uncoupling Proteins in
Obesity and Diabetes" in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1 from noon to 1
- On Tuesday, Mar. 23, Dr. Rebecca Costello of the NIH Office
of Dietary Supplements will present a lecture on "Profiles of
Dietary Supplement Use" in the Natcher auditorium, balcony
A from 9 to 10 a.m.
- On Friday, Mar. 26, the Clinical Center dietetic interns will
present "The Balancing Act: How To Juggle Everyday Dietary
Challenges" from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 31, Rm. 6C7.
"What's Hype What's Ripe: Nutrition for the Active You!"
will be presented from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 10, Masur
In addition to the activities listed above, you will see nutrition
messages on your DHHS Earning and Leave Statements for March
1999. You will also receive a desk-to-desk flyer that provides
information about the Food Guide Pyramid and how to estimate
serving sizes of foods.
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