Welcome to National Nutrition Month®.
National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics®. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.
Each week in March, we will discuss good nutrition habits and ways to make improvements to your meals. We will discuss exercise and talk about the importance of making it a part of your lifestyle.
First Topic: Personalize Your Plate:
There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to eating healthy. It is all about eating a variety of healthy foods. All cultures have their certain ways of preparing dishes with certain cooking methods, spices, etc. You can make any dish healthy by altering the way it is prepared.
To personalize your plate, use the following recommendations:
Make vegetables and fruits the largest portion of the plate.
Protein should be present at every meal.
Choose whole grains over processed grains.
Choose low-fat, fat-free dairy products.
Make water your first choice for hydration.
Don’t forget to include regular physical activity.
Stay tuned each week in March for Nutrition tips, wellness and exercise tidbits.
Sign up for our March 24 Nutrition workshop to receive loads of nutrition information, wellness tips, exercise tidbits, recipes, and more!
The first 3 members to sign up will receive a free coaching session with one of our wellness coaches and the first 20 members to sign up will go into a drawing for a brand new Ninja® Blender!!
I look forward to this month of sharing with you, an abundance of nutrition and wellness information to help you on your journey to elevate your wellness!
Sherry Jenko, NDTR, Group Lifestyle Balance Coach