How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month. This month is all about learning how to make nutritious choices and understanding the impact that your diet has on your health and wellbeing. This year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.”

Over the next month, we invite everyone to explore and embrace global cuisines and cultures. Every culture deserves a place at the table, and every cuisine can fit into a healthy, wholesome diet.

Celebrating the culture of recipes and traditions across the globe is a delicious way to nourish ourselves while broadening our taste buds and palettes. Ready to partake? Here’s how you can make the most of National Nutrition Month.

Ways You Can Celebrate

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month. One of the best ways to take charge of your health is to pay close attention to your diet. Family Health Centers are here to help.

Meet with a Nutritionist

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At Family Health Centers, we take nutrition seriously. Our team of nutritionists offers personalized eating plans that will keep you healthy and enable you to feel your best. These plans are designed to prevent illness while reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases. With our help you can:

  • Develop healthy eating habits
  • Better monitor your diet
  • Meet daily nutritional needs
  • Set realistic and achievable goals

Take the guesswork out of eating healthy. With our guidance and eating plans, you can provide your body with all of the nutrients it needs.

Embrace Cooking at Home

cooking at home

If you’re like most people, you barely have enough time to cook meals every single day, let alone a meal plan. And while you aren’t alone in having a jam-packed schedule, National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to make meal planning manageable!

Though it takes a little prep work, time, and effort, there’s nothing quite like a home-cooked meal. Cooking at home gives you total control over what you’re putting into your body. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or want to lower your cholesterol levels, it helps to know exactly what you’re eating.

Cooking at home also makes portion control much easier. And to top it off, homemade meals are much more cost-effective! Save money while feeling better – talk about a true win-win.

Look and Feel Better than Ever

What you eat has a direct impact on how you feel and how you look. Fuel comes from the food that you eat, and what’s in the fuel has a huge impact on your energy levels, brain function, and your mood. Like a car, your brain and body work best when fueled by premium ingredients.

Eating a diet that mostly consists of high-quality foods, such as those with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, does the body good. These foods protect against inflammation caused by free radicals, which can cause cellular damage.

What you eat also impacts how you look. Eating wholesome foods affects the appearance of your skin, hair, and other parts of the body, and of course, your waistline!

Embrace Regular Exercise

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Many people hear the word exercise and immediately groan. While not everyone enjoys spending hours at the gym each week, the fact is that exercising shouldn’t feel like a chore.

Physical activity should be something you enjoy. Taking a walk after dinner, hiking, or dancing to some of your favorite songs all count as exercise. Getting your heart pumping can be fun, and the more fun you have the more likely you are to stick with it.

There’s no better time than now to take charge of your diet and lifestyle. During National Nutrition Month, we encourage everyone to meet with a nutritionist from Family Health Centers. Let’s work together to get your health on track!

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