March is National Nutrition Month
Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month® is designed to promote informed food choices and the development of sound eating and physical activity habits.
Consumer research shows that taste is the most influential factor driving what we eat. This year’s message, “Enjoy the taste of eating right,” focuses on ways to create healthy meals that taste great. Check out these tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
- Explore a variety of veggie toppings for pizza, such as broccoli, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.
- Try a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries or blueberries, and a banana.
- Roll up a veggie wrap with roasted vegetables and low-fat cheese using a whole-wheat tortilla.
- Swap your chips for vegetables and your favorite low-fat salad dressing for dipping.
- Place colorful fruit where family members can easily grab it for a quite snack on the run.
- Puree apples, berries, peaches or pears in a blender for a thick, sweet sauce on grilled seafood or poultry. Try this sauce on your pancakes, French toast or waffles instead of syrup.
Click here for more tips on how to enjoy the taste of eating right.
Registered dietitians are the nutrition experts and can help individuals make healthy food choices to create delicious meals. The Knox County Health Department employs eight registered dietitians who focus on obesity prevention and promoting healthy eating and physical activity habits. Some of their efforts include: