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Fuel your body during National Nutrition Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and obesity-related conditions are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Eating healthy can prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation and improve physical recovery time from wounds. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and obesity-related conditions are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Eating healthy can prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation and improve physical recovery time from wounds. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — If you made New Year’s resolutions that are starting to fizzle, don’t despair. March is National Nutrition Month – the perfect time to assess and adjust your healthy living goals and behaviors. Whether you’re just trying to firm up, eat a more balance diet, or lose weight, the results make a big impact on your overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and obesity-related conditions are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. 

Check out the TRICARE monthly tips to discover small changes that will make a big difference during National Nutrition Month. You’ll learn health and wellness tips, including ways to adjust your diet, make food swaps, shop smart and engage in preventive health. You can use your TRICARE preventive health benefits to improve your health.

TRICARE covers:

  • One Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Exam (HP&DPE) annually for TRICARE PrimeA managed care option available in Prime Service Areas in the United States; you have an assigned primary care manager who provides most of your care.TRICARE Prime and TRICARE SelectStarting on January 1, 2018, TRICARE Select replaces TRICARE Standard and Extra. TRICARE Select is a self-managed, preferred provider network plan. TRICARE Select is a fee-for-service option in the United States that allows you to get care from any TRICARE-authorized provider.  Enrollment is required to participate. TRICARE Select enrollees
  • Age-appropriate doses of vaccines, as recommended by the CDC
  • Maternity care
  • Medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use disorder care

Celebrate eating right during National Nutrition Month and take command of your health in 2018! Learn more about what’s covered under TRICARE.


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