Fresh Focus #25: National Nutrition Month

March is a particular time of yr the place registered dietitans (RD) spend a whole month speaking about meals. That’s proper, 31 days of pure meals bliss for National Nutrition Month, an annual marketing campaign held in March the place everyone seems to be invited to study making knowledgeable meals decisions and creating healthful consuming and bodily exercise habits.

This National Nutrition Month marketing campaign has a key message for every week:

  1. Take time and decelerate. Take the time to get pleasure from your meals, take a second to learn a nutrition label, take the time to take a look at your plate and spot the colours on it, and most significantly take time for your self.
  2. Look forward and plan for the week. An effective way to start planning meals is to begin out by selecting nutritious recipes after which making a grocery checklist. If you journey for work, look forward at eating places you could go to, or pack a meal you made at dwelling.
  3. Master your kitchen expertise. Stocking up on nutritious substances and meals, practising correct dwelling food safety, and sharing our protected and nutritious meals with our household are all nice methods to develop wholesome and protected habits within the kitchen.
  4. Focus in your distinctive wants. RDs acknowledge there isn’t a one-size-fits-all strategy to vitamin and well being.

This yr, for National Nutrition Month®, the workforce at Fresh Focus Podcast interview Yaqutullah Ibraheem Muhammad, a registered dietitian from the Atlanta VA Arcadia Primary Care Clinic about personalizing your plate. Specifically, the place to find new recipes and methods to experiment with new flavors.

They cowl their favourite veggies, grains and find out how to create your personal unique plate. Yaqutullah discusses locations in the neighborhood that may broaden your vary of meals decisions and he or she shares her present favourite meals – Quiche!

If you will have any vitamin questions or targets, we encourage you to achieve out to your native VA’s RD for assist in discovering a healthful consuming plan that’s best for you.

Megan Rivenburg is a dietetic intern with the Marion VA Healthcare system.

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