Healthy Eating and Nutrition

All of the cells in our body are nourished by what we eat. Every calorie is a unit of energy which our cells use to build up, tear down, rebuild, or store for later use, making every thing we do every day possible. We literally are what we eat. But not every food calorie is created equal. Some provide a lot of nutrients to help support body functions, often called nutrient dense food, while others provide little or no nutrients, and sometimes even cause harm. These are known as empty calories or junk food.

Since we are what we eat, eating well has a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of our body and mind, as well as affecting sleep, immune system strength, hormones, energy levels, emotions, and so much more. At Healthy Harford we hope to provide information and resources to help all Harford County families be their healthiest. A big part of that is ensuring that all residents have access to healthy food, have access to the tools and information to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and have resources to avoid or manage chronic disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.