The Friday Five – National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month® is an awareness campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (@eatright). This years theme “Go Further With Food,” highlights the effect of being able to go the farthest when you are choosing healthy foods. This week’s Friday Five looks at what you can do to make healthier choices when eating meals and snacks to help create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Media Free Meals: A Must
The debate about how much screen time, for adults and children, is healthy may never be resolved. However, most can see the pitfalls when it comes to eating in front of the “tube” or other screen. The American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) has some advice to offer about media free meals and how to implement them.
— HealthyChildren (@healthychildren) March 7, 2018
Whole grains vs. Refined
When given the choice one should always go with whole grains whenever possible. Refined grains are basically stripped of any and all nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies and health. Therefore, don’t be afraid of “carbs,” just those that are highly processed. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (@HarvardPublicHealth) offers some guidance and information when choosing whole grains.
— HarvardPublicHealth (@HarvardChanSPH) March 6, 2018
My Plate – 5 Easy Snack Hacks
Often we overeat or make unhealthy choices because we simply wait too long until our next meal and let ourselves become ravenous. USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov offers five simple ways you can help stave off hunger when in between meals and on the go.
— ChooseMyPlate.gov (@MyPlate) March 6, 2018
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Tweet Chats
Wednesday, March 14th was Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and @eatright and @eatrightPRO held an informative #NNMchat on Twitter. Next week Food and Nutrition Magazine (@foodnutrimag) will host a final chat in honor of #NationalNutritionMonth. See you then!
We’re out of time for today’s #NNMchat! Thanks to everyone for participating. 😊 Join @foodnutrimag next week for the final chat in honor of #NationalNutritionMonth. See you then! 👋 pic.twitter.com/7a7ii8RQ7o
— eatrightPRO (@eatrightPRO) March 14, 2018
Wellness Wednesday with Nurse Lauren
Since the start of the new year each week we have been bringing readers Wellness Wednesday with Nurse Lauren, HealthcareNOW Radio’s NursesNOW content contributor. To celebrate National Nutrition Month Nurse Lauren discusses what it means to eat healthy. According to Nurse Lauren, choosing healthy food options should not be something you do only when you are trying to lose weight. It is important to establish good eating habits early on and maintain them throughout your life.
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