Get The Facts National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.


From January 1 to February 6, 2015, 121 people from 17 states were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an amusement park in California.


Flu activity is still widespread across most of the country but has begun to decline. However, it is possible that flu activity will continue for several weeks in parts of the country.


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Annual flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Benefits from flu vaccination include fewer illnesses, doctors’ visits, and people missing work or school. Vaccination also prevents flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from what is in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death.  If you have not been vaccinated yet this season, it’s not too late!

Our tips to stay healthy this flu season include #1 – Get vaccinated; and #2 – Take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs. Everyday actions include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – germs spread this way.

In good health,

Kathy Luhn, Allen County Health Commissioner





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