March is National Nutrition month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has delivered a new campaign for this year, Put Your Best Fork Forward. The academy recommends small changes that can add up to a complete healthy plan for life. They suggest cooking at home, eating breakfast and make half of each meal fruits and or vegetables. They also suggest monitoring portion control and fixing healthy snacks for in between meals. Besides food changes they also suggest plenty of water intake and more exercise.
- Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
- Fruits and vegetables add color, flavor, and texture plus vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your plate.
- Regular physical activity has so many health benefits. Start by doing what exercise you can for at least 10 minutes at a time.
“Healthy snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals, especially when they include a combination of foods.”