Wednesday, March 1, 2017

National Nutrition Month 2017

Welcome to National Nutrition Month® (NNM) 2017! The theme for this month is Put Your Best Food Forward. The goal of this year's theme is to remind us to make healthy food choices every time you pick up your fork.  

I'm a big proponent of small, healthy changes leading to big results. Every small, healthy change you make has beneficial health outcomes today and in the future. Each small change compounds over time to produce big changes.

This month, I'm sharing a few ways to put your best fork forward. The key themes for this month include: 

- Make healthy eating a habit. Include healthy foods in your meals and snacks.

- Healthy eating is about food choices and food quantities. What we eat is as important as how much we eat.

- Cooking at home can help you put your best fork forward. Try different cooking techniques and experiment with different ingredients. Try a new vegetable or spice.

- Include physical activity into your day. Choose something fun! Try a new sport or invite a family member or friend to walk and talk.

This month, we're going to focus on integrating healthy eating choices into a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the month of March, I'm sharing my RD tips for making healthy choices at the grocery store, during meals, and at snack time. Stay tuned for my tips, recipes, and more!

If you want to know more about NNM, here's a little history about how NNM started. And, these are the past themes for NNM since 2000.

2000 - Food and Fitness: Healthy for a Lifetime
2001 - Food and Fitness: Build a Healthy Lifestyle
2002 - Start Today for a Healthy Tomorrow
2003 - Healthy Eating, Healthy You
2004 - Eat Smart -- Stay Healthy
2005 - Get a Taste for Nutrition
2006 - Step Up to Nutrition and Healthy
2007 - 100% Fad Free
2008 - Nutrition: It's a Matter or Fact
2009 - Eat Right!
2010 - Nutrition from the Ground Up
2011 - Eat Right with Color
2012 - Get Your Plate in Shape
2013 - Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day
2014 - Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right
2015 - Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle
2016 - Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

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