National Nutrition Month

March 2023 - National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and a good time to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future” and emphasizes eating with sustainability.

Below are some helpful tips recommended to provide nourishment and care for the environment.

Week 1: Eat with the environment in mind

• Enjoy more plant-based meals or snacks
• Purchase foods with minimal packaging
• Buy foods in season and shop locally when possible
• Start a container or backyard garden to grow food at home

Week 2: Stay nourished and save money

• Plan your meals and snacks
• See what food you may have at home before purchasing more
• Use a grocery list and shop sales when purchasing food
• Learn about community resources

Week 3: Eat a variety of foods from all food groups

• Include your favorite cultural foods and traditions
• Eat foods in various forms including fresh, frozen, canned, and dried
• Avoid fad diets that promote unnecessary restrictions
• Practice gratitude for your body by giving it the fuel it needs

Week 4: Make tasty foods at home

• Learn cooking and meal preparation skills
• Try new flavors and foods from around the world
• Find creative ways to use leftovers rather than tossing them
• Create happy memories by eating with friends and family when possible

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