Monday, February 29, 2016

March Is National Nutrition Month

Each March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors educational campaigns during National Nutrition Month.  The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  The theme for 2016 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods — that's the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!  This theme is perfect for New Mexico with its traditions around food.  Follow my blog this month as I will share a tip a day to help you add nutritious foods to your family traditions. 

What are your favorite food traditions?  What flavors to you savor?  As we explore this tips, look for how you can make modifications to make your favorite foods healthier.

For more information on National Nutrition Month, you can go to their website at National Nutrition Month Webpage 

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