March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness campaign held by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating practices, and committing to physical activity habits.
The theme for 2020, “Eat Right, Bite by Bite”, promotes eating a variety of nutritious foods daily and planning & creating healthy meals each week. “Developing healthful eating habits does not mean undertaking drastic lifestyle changes,” said nutritionist Jerlyn Jones, a national spokesperson for the Academy based in Atlanta, GA.
Eat Right, Bite by Bite campaign health tips for 2020:
- Eat a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
- Watch portion sizes. Get out those measuring cups!
- Be active.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Reduce added sugars.
- Get to know food labels.
- Explore more foods and flavors
National Nutrition Month is a great time to “spring clean the diet plan” and remember every bite counts.