March is National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month comes along once a year in March. It is the time of year when The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (@eatright) puts a spotlight on “the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” Below we have corralled some articles that can help point you in the right direction when it comes to building a healthy lifestyle.
“Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants,” suggests Michael Pollan in his book In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Sounds simple. The Academy agrees and expands on Pollan’s thought in the article, “Eating Right Isn’t Complicated,” which discusses making better food and drink choices.
Think all processed foods are bad for you? Think again. “Processed Foods: What’s OK, What to Avoid,” shows us how sometimes a processed food can be the healthy choice and one we can make confidently.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Need help losing weight? Want to eat healthier foods and enjoy it? Have worrisome cholesterol numbers? While your doctor can offer some good advice, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) will create a plan that suits your specific needs. People from all different walks of life can benefit from their local RDN’s guidance. Find out how in, “What an RDN Can Do for You” and “10 Reasons to Visit an RDN.”
Your RDN has developed a plan tailored to your specific needs and you’ve navigated the grocery store and made good food choices. Now it’s time to put it all together and work some magic in the kitchen. The key to building and maintaining a healthy meal plan is making it taste good. Check out “25 Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips” for tips on how to tastefully prepare food while keeping it healthy. When life gets busy and you’re short on time learn how to navigate the frozen food isle and procure healthy packaged items for the dinner table in “Frozen Foods: Convenient and Nutritious.”