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Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health (DOH) celebrates March as National Nutrition Month, which is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is: "Go Further with Food." The campaign highlights the far-reaching benefits of making informed eating choices. Informed eating goes further than choosing the most nutritious options—eating choices can also conserve money, save time, and reduce food waste.

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Talk to your health care provider about the flu vaccine and follow these steps:

Wash your hands often with soap and water. If you don’t have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Don’t touch or shake hands with people who are sick.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

Stay home when you’re sick.

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