Nutrition Matters – June 2019
June Is National Safety Month
Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. So make a difference in your community and spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. How can National Safety Month make a difference? We can all use this time to raise awareness about important safety issues like:
- Preventing poisonings
- Driving, biking, and working safely
- Preventing slips, trips, and falls
Everyone can get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect themselves and others. How can you help spread the word?
It is easy for you to make a difference! Here are some helpful ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add information about safety to your newspapers
- Facebook, Instagram, Tweet about National Safety Month
- Host a community event where families can learn about injury prevention
For additional foods, health and nutrition information, contact Shelina Bonner, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Greene County Center at (252) 747-5831.