National Nutrition Month

Mar 29, 2017

"In January, people do crazy, desperate things to get thin fast," says Dr. Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor at the City College of San Francisco, California. Experts recommend starting with small changes to your diet. Maybe now would be a good time to try that.

Today is the last day of National Nutrition Month.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states the theme for 2017 has been "Put Your Best Fork Forward", which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest starting with small changes in order to make healthier lasting changes you can enjoy. The hope is to inspire people  to start gradually changing their eating habits – one forkful at a time.

To do this, the Academy suggests you create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods and practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week. They remind us that how much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as the USDA’s  MyPlate encourages us to do. Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs