FALLS CHURCH, Va. –
Are you ready to put your best fork forward? Celebrate National Nutrition Month this March by learning and applying strategies for healthy eating.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March to teach people of all ages how good nutrition can lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Poor nutrition can lead to a higher risk for lung, stomach, colorectal other cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also leads to a higher risk of obesity and can lead to malnutrition, which in children can negatively affect overall health, brain development and learning, and school performance.
The Academy offers several tips to help you have better nutrition. You should make sure to eat breakfast every day, and to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables at every meal. Make sure to watch your portion sizes and keep healthy snacks on hand. Finally, get educated on food labels and food safety guidelines so that you will know how to make the best nutrition decisions for yourself and your family.
Visit the Academy’s website for fun and educational resources, including tip sheets, videos, and games. You can also find information on health and wellness on the TRICARE website.