Well being and Thoughts: Nationwide Diet Month – Winchester Solar

Well being and Thoughts: Nationwide Diet Month

Printed 2:30 pm Thursday, March 16, 2023

By Cara O’Neill

Clark County Well being Division

Nationwide Diet Month is an annual marketing campaign created 50 years in the past, in 1973, by the Academy of Diet and Dietetics. Throughout March, everyone seems to be invited to find out about making knowledgeable meals decisions and growing wholesome consuming and bodily exercise habits.

This 12 months’s theme is “Gas for the Future.” Consuming with sustainability in thoughts is a tasty technique to nourish ourselves throughout each part of life and defend the atmosphere. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can assist you create sustainable wholesome habits and have a good time your distinctive wants.

Nationwide Diet Month® Weekly Messages

Week 1: Eat with the atmosphere in thoughts.

• Get pleasure from extra plant-based meals and snacks.

• Buy meals with minimal packaging.

• Purchase meals in season and store domestically when attainable.

• Begin a container or yard backyard to develop meals at dwelling.

Week 2: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

• Ask your physician for a referral to an RDN.

• Discover an RDN who makes a speciality of your distinctive wants.

• Find out how nutrient wants might change with age.

Obtain customized vitamin info to fulfill your well being targets.

Week 3: Keep nourished and get monetary savings.

• Plan your meals and snacks.

• See what meals you have got at dwelling earlier than buying extra.

• Use a grocery listing and store gross sales when buying meals.

• Find out about neighborhood assets resembling SNAP, WIC and native meals banks.

Week 4: Eat quite a lot of meals from all meals teams.

• Embrace your favourite cultural meals and traditions.

• Eat meals in numerous kinds, together with recent, frozen, canned and dried.

• Keep away from fad diets that promote pointless restrictions.

• Observe gratitude on your physique by giving it the gas it wants.

Week 5: Make tasty meals at dwelling.

• Be taught cooking and meal preparation abilities.

• Strive new flavors and meals from all over the world.

• Discover inventive methods to make use of leftovers relatively than tossing them.

• Create joyful recollections by consuming with family and friends when attainable.

Article info obtained from the Academy of Diet and Dietetics, www.eatright.org.

The Clark County Well being Division can assist households/people with dietary counseling by consulting with one among our Registered Dietitians. For extra info or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 859-744-4482 or go to our web site at www.clarkhealthdept.org.

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