Here it is folks, an entire month dedicated to nutrition! Did you even know March is National Nutrition month? I’m waiting for Martha Stewart to come up with crafts, meals, and decorations for this holiday, because it’s epic!
This years theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape!” Remember this? The FDA came up with the new plate method just last year, so this March to celebrate, the theme is based around adapting the plate method into every meal. Let’s get our plates together people! (I said that in a very Tina Fey from 30 Rock style).
Check out what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has to say about this month: National Nutrition Month Press Release
And some tips to help you get your plate in shape: Simple tips from Registered Dietitians
For those of you who hate following links (it’s ok, I am one of them), I will give you a run down. There are 4 areas of emphasis when it comes to your plate.
- Making half your plate fruits and veggies
- Incorporating more whole grains (1/2 of your choices ideally)
- Including a variety of lean proteins
- Adding more low-fat diary foods to your diet
I thought I would dedicate a blog each week to one of these categories, followed by a personal goal I am working on to shape up my plate. So you better stay tuned ya’ll!