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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by Connie on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 10:01 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Health Information, News.
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March is National Nutrition Month. This is to help educate about eating a healthy diet. Eating healthy is something we should all strive for. For children, it helps them grow properly. Teaching them about proper nutrition at a young age aids them as they grow to know what to eat as adults too.

Eating healthy foods can help us prevent chronic medical conditions, better the symptoms of some medical conditions, especially Diabetes, Cardiac problems, Obesity and more. It’s best not to think of healthy eating as dieting or using the top diet pills. It is more of a lifestyle change. As you learn what to eat and taste new things it becomes part of your life.

The main things to remember about proper nutrition are:

  • Eating smaller meals with less meat and more vegetables
  • Avoid fats and sweets
  • Eat at least five servings of fruits or vegetable per day
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Increase your fiber intake
  • Drink less or no sodas at all

There is a lot of information about nutrition. The American Dietetic Association is a great website to begin. Make small changes and soon you can be on your way to healthier eating.

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5 comments

  1. I addded your site to my blog list. Have a wonderful weekend

    comment by chronic chick — March 29, 2008 @ 10:41 pm
  2. Ho… i didn’t know that this month was Nutrition Month.. or rather last month :) Good info.. where did u find out it was nutrition month?

    comment by aronil — March 31, 2008 @ 4:43 am
  3. I agree wholeheartedly getting started early on healthy eating will establish a path to healthy eating as children get older. It’s never too late for anyone to take a look at their eating habits and adjust them accordingly.

    Great reminder! :)

    comment by Sophia — March 31, 2008 @ 7:03 pm
  4. I just eat red meat at least once a week. I don’t like eating meat. egggh. i love veggies and fish.

    :D

    comment by Hygeia — April 2, 2008 @ 10:05 am
  5. I’m eating more often in smaller meals these days but I have yet to eat 4-5 servings of fruit and vegetables… something to work on.

    Thanks for the healthy reminders. Health is so crucial and worth investing in early on rather than paying later for the consequences of not being healthy.

    comment by Mewie — April 4, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

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