National Nutrition Month 

March 1, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month—a time to reflect on our eating habits and making sure that we have well-balanced diets and our giving our bodies the fuel and resources they need to function at their best.

Tips on eating healthy: 

  • Limit the amount of sugar, sodium, and saturated fat you consume
  • Focus on eating foods high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats (like nuts and avocados)
  • Make sure your diet includes a lot of fresh produce
  • When eating meat and fish, limit red meat such as beef and eat more chicken and salmon
  • Try going one day each week without eating meat (such as “Meatless Monday”)
  • When consuming grains, look for grains that are whole wheat, high in fiber, or protein, such as farro, quinoa, and certain pastas
  • Avoid takeout! Cooking for yourself is both healthy and more affordable

Benefits to eating healthy: 

  • Eating healthy helps you maintain your weight
  • Eating healthy improves your sleep habits
  • Eating healthy ensures your body functions as it’s supposed to
  • Eating healthy helps avoid diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and others

For more information, visit the official National Nutrition Month website.