March is National Nutrition Month®!

It’s easy to get caught up in our busy lives and forget about those New Year’s resolutions we made about eating healthier, exercising more, or losing a few pounds. With the seasons changing (despite the current weather), now is a good time to get motivated and “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” which is the theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month® is a month that is designed to pay special attention to making informed food choices and developing good eating and physical activity habits. While we all wish there was a magical food, drink, or pill that would help us achieve optimal health, our daily routine is most important.  What we choose to eat on a regular basis is crucial, but let’s not forget that adequate physical activity is just as essential! During the month of March, focus on ways you can dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 ways you can celebrate National Nutrition Month:

  1. Eat Breakfast – Start your morning off with a healthy breakfast. Include lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  2. Make Half your Plate Fruits and Veggies – Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables can give you energy, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Don’t forget to choose a variety of color!
  3. Control Your Portions – Use measuring cups and spoons to portion out your meals.
  4. Drink More Water – Avoid soda.
  5. Be Active – Adults needs at least 150 minutes (30 minutes a day, 5 days a week) of moderately intense physical activity for most health benefits.

 Want to know more? Find out more about National Nutrition Month here.

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