National Nutrition Month
March is when The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates their annual education and information campaign National Nutrition Month. The purpose of this campaign is to highlight the importance of physical activity and healthy eating while making informed decisions when choosing foods.
Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle
This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages people to focus on three key areas for a healthy lifestyle.
- adopt an eating plan where one will consume less calories and make good food choices
- adopt an exercise plan one will adhere to daily to help achieve a healthy weight
Following these steps with fidelity will help to reduce the risk of chronic disease while promoting an overall healthy lifestyle.
Need help getting started or want to know how to get involved? Check out National Nutrition Month for promotional resources, list of events in your community, tip sheets on how to choose healthy snacks for your whole family, how to read food labels, how Registered Dietitians can help you, and interactive quizzes and games for adults and kids.
The Good Nutrition Reading List
Ever walked down the nutrition aisle at Barnes and Noble? There are thousands of choices of books about healthy living. Click here for the The Good Nutrition Reading List. The resources on this list include a wide variety of nutritional and health information that is scientifically-based and can be trusted.
What does a healthy meal look like? Check out the MyPlate graphic, U.S. government’s primary food group symbol. This easy visual cue will help you plan each meal as you “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” not just during National Nutrition Month, but for every meal.