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March is National Nutrition Month, and today, March 8, 2017, is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. Why is that significant? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy represent more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, primarily registered dietitians nutritionists, who are committed to improving the health of individual patients/clients, families, and the community.
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In 2008, the Academy created a special day for Registered Dietitians Nutritionists. According to their website,  key messages for the public about these leading nutrition and dietetic experts encompass the following:

  • Acquire degrees from Academy-approved programs in colleges and universities in specific fields of nutrition, food service, and dietetics plus additional internship training or plans of study,
  • Translate the science of nutrition into practical application for healthy living,
  • Help individuals achieve positive lifestyle changes,
  • Advocate the advancement of nutritional status of Americans and people around the globe.

The Academy distributes nutrition related educational materials, and for National Nutrition Month has posted a word game for adults. Try it to refresh your memory and challenge your brain.

Celebrate this month with wise food choices. Should you need help with diets or food issues, remember to contact a registered dietitian nutritionist.

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We observed both Heart Month and Cancer Prevention Month in February. If you missed these posts, read them in the previous blogs for February, 2015.

During the month of March we celebrate National Nutrition Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Members of this organization of more than 75,000 professionals promote sound nutrition and healthy eating practices. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” (see side bar). The goal of members of AND is to help others maintain a healthy weight, manage and/or prevent diseases through healthy food choices, and live healthy lifestyles.

March 11, 2015 is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. Registered dietitian nutritionists are health professionals who help the public make wise food choices to improve and/or maintain health. A dietitian nutritionist in the mid-west summarized what these dedicated professionals want in their practices. She stated that her reason for writing about nutrition and healthy eating is to make the world a better place. Through various areas of service and practice plus a variety of media sources, dietitian nutritionists help society choose foods and meal plans for better health. Support those you know by thanking them for their efforts to make your world a better place.

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In March 1973, the American Dietetic Association, now Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), initiated National Nutrition Week. With growing interest in nutrition, the Academy changed the recognition in 1980 to National Nutrition Month (NNM). The 2014 theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”

NNM focuses on helping consumers to make informed food choices and to develop sound eating strategies. Each day we naturally think of eating. While everyone needs nourishment, many fail to consider the foods they consume. Healthy foods can and do taste good and can become a natural part of your lifestyle. To find help to make wiser choices, seek out registered/licensed members of AND.

Today, March 12, 2014, is Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) Day. The RDN provides sound, credible advice on food and nutrition. These uniquely trained food experts translate nutritional science into practical guidelines for healthy eating. They can help you maintain good health or to improve and control disease conditions influenced or caused by food-related choices.

Take a few moments to reflect on what you eat. What you choose can make a difference. During this National Nutrition Month, make the 2014 theme your goal. Celebrate the good taste of healthful eating.

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March is National Nutrition Month. The theme on this 40th anniversary is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” What do these terms mean when it comes to your lifestyle, food habits, cultural and ethnic choices, and health concerns?

  • Eat Right. Foods aren’t good or bad, but some are healthier than others. Even calorie–laden decadent desserts may have their place in a diet if reserved for special occasions and eaten in moderation. Eating right may encompass varied practices such as regular mealtimes, appropriate size servings, or choosing more healthful selections as recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines (http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2010/DietaryGuidelines2010.pdf) and the MyPlate messages (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/). To check your current eating, try a fun way at this link (http://www.eatright.org/nnm/games/#) and click on “Rate Your Plate.”
  • Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

    Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

    Your Way. Is it necessary for you to eat exactly as others eat? When I taught nutrition, students would walk past my table at lunch time to see what I was eating. They wanted assurance that I practiced what I preached—that I ate right. But it isn’t about what I choose to eat. It’s about your choices.

We are unique individuals with different tastes and varied likes and dislikes. We enjoy some foods more than others. But we can give healthful choices a fair chance.

Brussels sprouts were never my favorite vegetable. Recently, I purchased a container of the fresh vegetable and decided to give them another try. After washing and trimming, I dropped them into a small pot with a minimal amount of boiling water and cooked, uncovered, about five to six minutes. I chose not to add salt, but most will find a light seasoning more acceptable. I gently lifted the bright green heads from the water, placed them into a serving dish, and topped with butter. The small amount of seasoning gave me enough saltiness and a delightful flavor. If you limit your choices of vegetables, find ways to make them more appealing. It may surprise you how tasty you find those disliked vegetables.

  • Every Day.  Should you fail one day to get all your fruits, veggies, whole grains, protein foods, or low-fat milk products, you will not come down with some terrible disease. Continual disregard for these foods, however, may affect your health. Seek to include these healthful choices daily. At the end of the day, mentally ask yourself if you had the recommended amounts. Adding a missed fruit, low-fat milk product, or other low-calorie food after your evening meal could be a good idea if it helps to meet your nutritional needs.

It’s your life and your choice. Eating right, your way, every day makes sense and will help to keep you healthier. For more information to accomplish your healthy eating goals, go to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at http://www.eatright.org/. See more information about National Nutrition Month at http://www.eatright.org/nnm/#.UTfIljDRFy3 .

 

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