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Beach Cities Health District has identified physical and brain health as a health priority for 2022-25. For more information about the health priorities, visit www.bchd.org/healthreport

Good nutrition is essential across the lifespan. Healthy eating patterns lead to higher life expectancy and lower the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Healthy eating can also help manage these conditions and prevent complications (CDC, 2021).
 

Beach Cities Data 

  • The percentage of Beach Cities adults who reported eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables in the past week is on par with the U.S., but has decreased in the Beach Cities since 2017.
  • Rates of obesity and overweight in the Beach Cities remains lower than the U.S. and has continued to decrease since 2010.
  • Though lifetime diagnosis rates of high blood pressure and high cholesterol are lower in the Beach Cities than the U.S., have both increased in the Beach Cities since 2017. 

Source: Gallup National Health & Well-being Index (WBI), 2020 

Blue Zones Project 

Produce by Season

  SUMMER VEGETABLES  
Beets Bell Peppers Carrots Celery
Corn Cucumbers Eggplant Garlic
Green Beans Herbs Lima Beans Okra
Summer Squash Tomatillos Tomatoes Zucchini

 

  SUMMER FRUITS  
Apples Apricots Avocados Bananas
Blackberries Blueberries Cantaloupe Cherries
Honeydew Melon Lemons Limes Mangos
Peaches Plums Raspberries Strawberries
Watermelon      

 

Summer Recipies
Peach and Black Bean Tacos
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

Healthy Eating Guide
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