Tuesday, March 5, 2013


The National Nutrition Month® 2013 theme, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. Registered dietitians play a critical role in helping people eat right, their way, every day.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year is the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month®.

Start With These 5 Healthy Tips to Live by!

1. Eat Breakfast: There’s no better way to start your morning than with a healthy breakfast. Include lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced almonds and berries, or top a toaster waffle with low-fat yogurt and fruit.

2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables: Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal.

3. Watch Portion Sizes: Using smaller plates, bowls and glasses can help you keep portions under control. Use half your plate for fruits and vegetables and the other half for grains and lean meat, poultry, seafood or beans. To complete the meal, add a glass of fat-free or low-fat milk or a serving of fat-free yogurt for dessert

4. Drink More Water: The Dietary Reference Intakes from the Institute of Medicine recommend a total daily beverage intake of 13 cups for men & 9 cups for women.

5. Be Active: Start by doing what exercise you can for at least 10 minutes at a time. Adults should get two hours and 30 minutes per week. You don’t have to hit the gym—take a walk after dinner or play a game of catch or basketball.

For more tips visit: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/