Wednesday Wonders: National Nutrition Month®

This week I have a Wednesday Wonder for you!

Q: Do you know what March is in the nutrition world?

A: It’s National Nutrition Month®! (Yes, I know, the answer was in the headline!) Every March the American Dietetic Association sponsors National Nutrition Month®(NNM), a nutrition education and information campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to educate the public about the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. It’s also about promoting and reminding the media and the public that  registered dietitians are the nutrition experts and the most credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information.

This year’s theme for NNM® is Nutrition From the Ground Up, the basic premise of which is that healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy and includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and nuts. A healthy eating plan is also low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars. (Sounds a little like my nutritioulicious™ beliefs!) The ADA has some great resources for NNM®, including recipes, handouts, and information about what an RD can do for you.

Happy Nutrition Month!!!

Do you have a Wednesday Wonder you’d like answered? If so, email me at jessica@nutritioulicious.com!

One response to “Wednesday Wonders: National Nutrition Month®

  1. Since the Credit Crunch began I have been hearing the same story every day, “I just can’t afford to buy fruit and vegetables because they are expensive to buy and they go off before I get a chance to eat them all.” We all know of the health benefits of fruit and vege but many of us still don’t get our 2 & 5 everyday.

    There is however good news! You can save a few dollars and still eat fruit and vegetables…

    Vegetables can be used as sides, main dishes and in dishes to help them stretch that little bit further. Grate some carrot and zucchini into pasta dishes or grate some cauliflower as some Not Rice.

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