Health Calendar for October 2014

Posted 10/01/2014 | By HealthCorps

October 1 – 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424

October 1 – 31

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

October 1 – 31

National Bullying Prevention Month
PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437

October 6 – 10

Mental Illness Awareness Week
National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(800) 950-6264 Helpline

October 8th

International Walk to School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 / Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)

October 9

National Depression Screening Day ®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071

October 13 – 17

National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street NE, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9804

October 16th

World Food Day

Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 800-B
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 653-2458

October 19th

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

United States Bone and Joint Initiative
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053

Wellness Tip: Make sure your breakfast contains a serving of protein. A new study suggests higher protein diets can help to lower blood pressure. Choose quality proteins like eggs, egg whites, turkey or soy bacon, nuts or seeds, nut butter, Greek yogurt for your breakfast meal. Then add one serving of a healthy grain, a fruit and you are “good to go.” A smoothie with milk, fruit, protein powder (or silken tofu) with some chia can also be an easy-to-make protein-rich breakfast meal!

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