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Why March Is Perfect Month to Focus on Nutrition

March 7, 2017

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Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month® to encourage healthy eating. Last year’s theme was all about savoring the flavors of nutritious foods. This year, the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” to remind us that each bite counts.

The Academy offers 36 suggestions for everyone to celebrate healthier living during National Nutrition Month®. This year’s tips include eating a variety of healthy foods; cooking at home and experimenting with healthier ingredients; eating and drinking the appropriate portions; participating in enjoyable physical activities; and managing weight.

“Making just small shifts in our food choices can add up over time,” the Academy says of the theme.

We couldn’t agree more!

Whether you’re a seasoned Health Coach or simply a person passionate about healthy living, we all know there is a serious benefit to mindful eating and taking the time to focus your attention on your food choices.

Here are 4 ways you can make small shifts towards better health…

  • Tune in to your own Bio-Individuality and discover the best way of eating that works for you
  • Crowd out those less healthy foods by filling up on veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins
  • Prioritize Primary Food with a new exercise routine or a regular “self-care” date.
  • Follow these simple steps to coach yourself to better health

What’s one simple goal you can set today to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and celebrate National Nutrition Month®? Share with us in the comments below!

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