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Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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Nutrition Policy Institute urges USDA to make water “first for thirst”

NPI urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add a symbol for water to its MyPlate graphic.

UC experts say adding water to MyPlate graphic could help prevent childhood obesity The U.S. government should promote plain drinking water as the beverage of choice, according to comments submitted today by the University of...

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM

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Aging workgroup promotes public dialogue on healthy memory
The number of seniors in California has increased at a rate greater than the national average, with county rates ranging from 7 to 20 percent. This is coupled with a rise in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, heart and kidney disease, and neurological diseases such as dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of dementia increases steadily with age. Six to 10 percent of seniors age 65 or older suffer from dementia; while 58 percent of seniors over 94 may suffer from dementia. Preventive measures -- such as learning coping skills and performing physical and mental activities to promote a healthy brain -- can help optimize memory.

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