There is no doubt that healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise around the nation. Cardiovascular disease cost Americans 555 billion dollars in 2016, and costs from chronic disease treatment account for over 75 percent of total national
health spending. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke are linked to dietary and lifestyle choices. Raising awareness and increasing nutrition and physical activity education can help improve many American’s diets and help reduce
these risks of these chronic diseases.