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NIH Record 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 p.m.

  • 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 Auditorium.

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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