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!!!
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