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Live Well: Heart Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Posted: 11:00 AM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 14:00:58-05

Maintaining a heart healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons against aging and disease.

Age doesn’t really matter because it’s never too early or too late to make simple changes that can have a big impact.

Each year, the County of San Diego through Live Well San Diego encourages residents to take a 31-day resolution challenge that encourages families to eat more vegetables, drink only water for a day or plant a tree or flower and watch it grow.

For more tips on how to live well every day, visit www.LiveWellSD.org/31-Day.

Access to fresh and affordable foods, like fruits and vegetables isn’t always available. Learning how to grow your own is a wonderful way to begin living well.

Sprouts Farmers Market has taken steps toward improving the landscape of health in San Diego by supporting student gardening. They’ve been working with Sage Gardens here in San Diego to create 25 new learning gardens by the end of the year!

Sage Garden Project is one of the few programs to offer nutritional science at the elementary school level. By providing equipment, training, funds for an educator, and standards-based curriculum, it’s teaching students to grow and cook fresh food for themselves. The Sprouts Healthy Communities provided multi-year funding that has already allowed the Foundation and Sage Garden Project to sustain successful school programs, as well as expand into 25 new campuses for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thinking about making a diet change for other reasons? Perhaps you’re looking to go Vegan, try the Paleo diet or focus on being Dairy or Gluten free but don’t know what to cook?

Here’s one of many recipes you can find on the Sprouts Farmers Market website: Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad This smoky, chipotle cobb salad with homemade dressing is the perfect recipe for spring picnics. Recipe provided by Sprouts blogger friend, Lauren, at Bon Appeteach. Ready in just 20 minutes, it also makes a great weeknight dinner.