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Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity

The goal of the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section is to prevent and reduce heart disease, stroke and obesity for all logo
Michigan residents.

Vision: A heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan.

Mission: Create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by increasing physical activity and healthy eating, reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.


March 2015

Where are calories lurking in your day?

There are lots of little swaps you can make during meals to cut calories and keep you feeling full longer. Try some of these calorie-saving tips at every meal and see what you can trim off your meal - and waistline.


  • Cook your egg with a little water instead of butter
  • Cut your bagel calories – try a bagel thin
  • Bulk up your omelet with sautéed vegetables


  • Drink water or unsweetened iced tea instead of soda pop
  • Use lettuce instead of bread for any sandwich
  • Make your own salad dressing out of flavored vinegars and olive oil


  • Use a small plate
  • Fill up on salad and vegetables

Make healthy eating easier by taking the MI Healthier Tomorrow pledge to receive your free kit in the mail to help you get started off on the right foot.  As a participant, you will receive regular email or text messages with great tips and tricks to help you stay on track with healthy eating!

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Click the icon to visit the USDA site for additional information:

Choose My Plate

Additional resources:

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Food and Physical Activity Tracker

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion




HDSP Highlights, Accomplishments, Updates

Health Statistics and Reports

 Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and
 Physical Activity Section
109 W. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Fax: 517-335-9056
Teri Wilson, Acting Section Manager

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