March marks National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2016 is “Savor The Flavor Of Healthy Eating.” The campaign is created to focus attention on encouraging people to make informed food choices, as well as developing healthy eating and exercise habits. It is used as a resource to encourage people to consume fewer calories, as well as make healthy choices concerning the foods they’re eating and the daily physical activity they are taking part in.
This all happens at around the same time people begin to lose the momentum they gained at the beginning of the year from making New Year’s resolutions. This campaign helps them get back on track before they completely slip back into their old habits. It instead gives people the chance to refocus on the goals they set and gives everyone a fresh outlook on the year ahead.
The campaign encourages people to fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal, ensuring they get their recommended daily serving of both. It is also encouraged to cut back on sugar, use proper portion sizes, drink lots of water, and make sure that you start your day off right with a hearty breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
As well as those helpful tips, they also offer recipes, proper portion sizes, and advice to get you started on a new track to a healthier lifestyle. They also have great tips concerning how to get your kids involved in cooking and food preparation, and how to talk to them about how to cope with food peer pressure. There are helpful tips on healthy living for people of any age. The academy serves as a great resource to gain more knowledge on living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.