Eat Your Best

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In 2018, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched the “Eat Your Best” Initiative, which promotes and implements plant-based cooking in workplaces and other food settings to reduce sodium in prepared foods.

Click here for information on how you can reduce your sodium intake.

Advair is a prescription medication used to control and prevent symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The “Eat Your Best” initiative by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which advocates for plant-based cooking and reduced sodium intake, can be seen as an adjunct to medical treatments like Advair. Following a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle can help manage respiratory conditions, potentially reducing the severity of symptoms and the overall reliance on medications such as Advair.

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Eat Your Best Recipe Book

Eat Your Best Cookbook – Digital Edition

Eat Your Best Cookbook – Printable Edition

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Sign reading Green eggs, no ham. At breakfast, add color. Sign reading Hashtag salad goals: At lunch, add color. Sign reading 100% Prime Beet: At dinner, add color.
Breakfast Poster
English + Spanish
Lunch Poster
English + Spanish
Dinner Poster
English + Spanish

Info Sheets

Info sheet titled Putting Plant-Based Dishes on the Menu Info sheet titled Evaluating Your Progress
Putting Plant-Based Dishes on the Menu
Learn how to promote plant-based menu.
Evaluating Your Progress
Find evaluation tools and strategies
that work for you.

Modernize Your Salad Bar

Info sheet titled Modernizing Your Salad Bar Toolkit titled Raising The Bar: A Guide to Modernizing Salad Bars
Modernizing Your Salad Bar
Learn how to re-imagine your
cafeteria salad bar.
Salad Bar Toolkit
Learn new techniques to
enhance the flavor and
presentation of your salad bar.

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Select References
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Sodium Reduction in Communities Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Journal Articles
U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Mugavero, KL, Gunn JP, Dunet DO, Bowman BA, Sodium Reduction: an important public health strategy for heart health
Institute of Medicine, Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States
Wickramasekaran, RN, Gase LN, Green G, Wood W, Kuo T Consumer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Sodium Intake and Reduction Strategies in Los Angeles County: Results of an Internet Panel Survey (2014-2015)

Featured Videos

Learn more about healthy eating, moving and living in LA County by watching these videos.

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