Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Physical activity and nutrition are essential components of a healthy lifestyle.  In combination, they can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. 

My Plate:  This plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. My Plate Tracker provides an assessment of your food intake and physical activity level.

CDC Healthy Weight: This site has tips for healthy eating, preventing weight gain, physical activity for all ages, tips for parents, recipes, and more.

Diabetes Prevention & Management

This resource guide has information about preventing diabetes, and ways to manage your diabetes if you have already been diagnosed. The information in the guide is from places in Livingston County, the nearby surrounding area, and on the web.

Livingston County Community Resource Guide - Diabetes Prevention and Management Services

Prescription for Health

Prescription for Health is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that aims to increase fruit and
vegetable consumption and support healthy behavior change among participants with food
insecurity and chronic disease risk.  Prescription for Health connects the medical system and the
food sector by creating a relationship between the clinic staff, their patients, and the local farmers'
markets, as well as the Shared Harvest Food Pantry (Gleaners).  Click here to learn more.


It's never too late to quit!  Tips on quitting smoking, supporting someone who is quitting, alternative ways to stay healthy, and more from the American Lung Association and the National Institute of Health Centers and Disease Control.  

Additional links to help with quitting smoking: