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Welcome To The Health Education Network

For information on how you, your agency or group can participate with the Health Education Network, please contact MODEP, Email: modep.buffalo@gmail.com or (716) 616-0116  The Health Education Network welcomes the opportunity to work with other health agencies that are committed to educating the minority and other communities.  The Health Education Network is working in collaboration with area churches, educational institutions and community organizations.

Welcome to the "Health Education" page. We understand that sometimes it’s hard to find health information.  We have provided for you brochure's that might be helpful and quick and easy recipe’s that you will enjoy making and eating. The recipe’s are from the (NIH) and have been evaluated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and list all of the nutrition content per servings. We hope that you will enjoy this new service and that you tell your friends and family to visit the web site.

      Good nutrition, physical activity, and a healthy body weight are essential parts of a person’s overall health and well-being. Together, these can help decrease a person’s risk of developing serious health conditions, such   as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. A healthful diet, regular physical activity, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight also are paramount to managing health conditions so they do not worsen over time.  Most Americans, however, do not eat a healthful diet and are not physically active at levels needed to maintain proper health. Fewer than 1 in 3 adults and an even lower proportion of adolescents eat the recommended amount of vegetables each day.1 Compounding this is the fact that a majority of adults (81.6%) and adolescents (81.8%) do not get the recommended amount of physical activity.

       As a result of these behaviors, the Nation has experienced a dramatic increase in obesity. Today, approximately 1 in 3 adults (34.0%) and 1 in 6 children and adolescents (16.2%) are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, which are among the leading causes of death.   In addition to grave health consequences, overweight and obesity significantly increase medical costs and pose a staggering burden on the U.S. medical care delivery system.  Ensuring that all Americans eat a healthful diet, participate in regular physical activity, and achieve and maintain a healthy body weight is critical to improving the health of Americans at every age.  ( Source, National Institutes of Health, NIH ) 

The information provided is only for educational purposes and its accuracy is not guaranteed.  This site should not be used as a substitute for medical care and may not be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you have any medical questions, please consult a physician or other medical care provider. Do not delay seeking medical advice or disregard any medical advice because of something you read or have seen on this site.