The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – National Nutrition Month

The month of March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape”.  This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is showing how you can get your plate in a healthy shape.  The healthy plate encourages consumers to ensure they are eating the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy each day.

Some suggestion of a healthy plate should look like are:

v  Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

v  Make at least half your grains whole.

v  Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.

v  Vary your protein choices.

v  Cut back on sodium and empty calories from solid fats and added sugars.

All of these are important to have for a healthy lifestyle.  To learn more on how you can “Get Your Plate in Shape” click National Nutrition Month.

Also, on Wednesday, March 15th, 2012 is Registered Dietitian Day.  As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Day commemorates the dedication of RD’s as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. Living Healthy provides nutritional services consultations from Registered and Licensed Dietitians.  For further information on what are the top 10 reason to consult with a Registered Dietitian click the Registered Dietitian Day

Check out the Living Healthy website – www.livinghealthy1.org for nutritional services.

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