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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March is National Nutrition Month

Have you been trying to promote more nutritious foods or encourage guests to eat healthier? March is the perfect time to start, or keep the momentum going. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month® is ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’. Eating more nutritious foods is one part of a healthy lifestyle.

Taking time to be mindful to enjoy the flavors, traditions, and social experiences that food brings to our lives is another important part. Healthy food choices nourish and strengthen our bodies but enjoying those foods with friends and family contributes to overall good health. Some tips on ‘Savoring the Flavor of Eating Right’ :
  • Eat together as a family. Family meals contribute not only to healthier eating but have also been shown to strengthen family relationships. 
  • Turn off the TV and electronics when sitting down for a meal. Take time to focus on your meal and enjoy the food. You may find you eat less. 
  • Instead of using salt to add flavor, liven up foods with spices and herbs.