At A Glance
Thanks to the collaboration and support from community leaders and market owners. The healthy educational messages in the stores and community organizations led them to start eating healthy, and to cook and shop based on diet guidelines. With the increased awareness and healthy food accessibility, the program will benefit more residents in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
Public Health Challenge
Poor nutrition is affecting Asian Americans and leading to many health problems in the community, such as hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and others. Lots of traditional Asian foods which contain higher sodium, unhealthy fat and less fiber are still popular in Asian families. Together with the unhealthy western foods in America, these unhealthy eating habits are a condition contributing to these diseases. According to the newly released American Diet Guidelines in 2016, these diseases can be prevented and managed by changing eating and cooking behaviors.
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You can support healthy nutrition of Asian community by purchasing fresh food, low sodium products, more whole grain products and healthier oil in your local Asian supermarkets to change the whole environment. Follow the new diet guideline to tailor your diet.