Friday, March 6, 2009

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Check out these informative Nutrition Fact Sheets available HERE from the American Dietic Association. Click HERE for 25 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids.
Eating well can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Eating well means eating a variety of healthy foods in the right amounts so your body gets the nutrients needed to maintain good health and work properly.
The following are tips on how to practice good nutrition this month and every month:
- Eat smaller meals including a vegetable as the center of the plate, with smaller meat and starch servings. Include at least one serving of fruit and vegetable with every meal.
- Drink more water between meals; try veggies or a handful of nuts for a snack and fresh fruit for something sweet.
- Reduce your intake of deep fried foods and cancer-causing trans fats found in processed foods and baked goods.
- Read food labels and reduce the amount of added sugar, corn syrup and salt in the diet. Use fresh herbs and spices to season food instead.

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