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MATW is are a group of volunteers who are professionals in the fields of nutrition and physical activity. We promote a healthy lifestyle which includes eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of physical activity. A wide variety of programs for people of all ages is available. Our service area is Minot and the outlying community. Visit us on Facebook to learn more!
Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Every 5 years, HHS and USDA publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the calories you consume with the calories your body uses. Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.
Learn how physical activity can improve overall health for everyone, no matter age, ability or physical shape.
Are you having trouble being physically active? Learn how to overcome barriers to being physically active.
Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine. The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits! No matter who you are, you can find safe, fun ways to get active — to move your way.