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Celebrate National Nutrition Month® in March

March is National Nutrition Month®! First launched by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) in 1973, the month-long observance encourages people to make healthy eating a lifelong habit. This year’s theme is, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Researchers have found that consumers are often swayed to purchase foods based on taste rather than nutritional benefits. During the month of March, the Academy will feature a variety of recipes to show Americans how to make healthy foods taste delicious!

Below you will find a few of our favorite recipes, some general nutrition guidelines and a special section just for kids! Make sure you stop by our Facebook page throughout the month for more healthy tips, recipes and other information surrounding National Nutrition Month®.

 
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Recipes

Tacos can be healthy and delicious! Check out this recipe for Tilapia Tacos with Sautéed Peppers from the Academy.

Smoothies are a great option for breakfast on the go. The Academy has a simple recipe for a tropical fruit yogurt smoothie.

Potatoes are naturally high in potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Make these Potato Skins with Buffalo Chicken when you need a healthy comfort food.

Broccoli and whole wheat pasta make one perfect nutritious combination for a weeknight meal. Try this Crazy Curly Broccoli Bake recipe from Fruits & Veggies−More Matters® when you need a quick dinner plan.

General Nutrition Information

 

Knowing where to start when trying to live a healthy lifestyle can be hard. Read this brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov with four simple tips to get you started on the road to a healthier life.

Nutrition Guide Panels are helpful tools when picking out healthy foods to eat. This article from the Academy breaks down what to look for when you are shopping at the grocery store.

Healthy Kids

“Let’s Move” is a campaign initiated by First Lady Michele Obama to ensure that every child in America grows up to lead an active, healthy life. With some help from her friends like the Sesame Street favorite, Elmo, she has made eating healthy and being physical active fun! Watch this video featuring Elmo and White House chef, Sam Kass, with your children to learn about the importance of having healthy food available at school.

Next time your child is on the computer have him or her check out this interactive website from Fruits & Veggies−More Matters®. They can play games, print off coloring sheets and find recipes all while learning about the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day.

 

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