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WHEREAS, food is the substance by which life is sustained; and

WHEREAS, the type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day plays a vital role in their overall health; and

WHEREAS, nutrient needs change over an individual's lifespan and following a healthy dietary pattern can help maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases throughout all stages of life; and

WHEREAS, individual food choices are unique and reflect different cultural backgrounds and traditions; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State food availability is shaped by the food system, economy, and environment whose impacts are not experienced equitably; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for culturally competent nutrition education that includes relevant nutritional considerations and a wide-scale effort to enhance healthy eating practices thus improving health disparities in marginalized communities in a way that meets this year's theme of "Celebrating a World of Flavors" and supporting culturally diverse food and nutrition; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is working to improve the quality of life for those in need by enhancing resources to address and resolve gaps and health disparities in nutrition services and programming for all life stages and cultures; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture are proud to work together to provide nutrition programming, education, and awareness to Nevadans so that they may make informed food choice decisions;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2022, as

NUTRITION MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 22nd day of February, 2022

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