This year’s theme is:“Eat Right: Your way, Every day!”
This theme as stated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 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.
(*Based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommendations and MyPlate messages.)
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
But what does this mean to you? How will you choose to eat right, your way? Every day?
To me, this means that for each person, your own way can be the right way. When I think about life I always tend to fall back on the phrase that, “Life is about Balance.” (I can even picture my Dad who taught me this at a young age demonstrating by making his arms a see-saw of balance, to really drive the point home!) Each of us live diverse, hectic and fulfilling lives and our nutrition should work with us and for us, not against us. When you eat good, you feel good and when you feel good you are so much more likely to reach your goals and accomplish things you have put your mind to. It’s a cycle.
Whatever it is you do each day, I guarantee you there is a way to make health, your health, your priority. But, when you look at eating healthy as a chore, you lose sight of why it is you are making this commitment to yourself. This is about you and this is about your health, wellness and life. Make it work. Make it count. And have fun!! Stay tuned for more nutrition blog postings this month coming your way!
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- Jenna Stock, RD