March is National Nutrition Month
> 3/2/2006 12:35:54 PM

Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, National Nutrition Month has a number of key messages:
  • The food and physical activity choices made today - and everyday - affect your health and how you feel today and in the future. Eating right and being physically active are keys to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Make smart choices from every food group. Give your body the balanced nutrition it needs by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day. Just be sure to stay within your daily calorie needs.

  • Get the most nutrition out of your calories. Choose the most nutritionally rich foods you can from each food group each day - those packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but lower in calories.

  • Find your balance between food and physical activity. Regular physical activity is important for your overall health and fitness plus it helps control body weight, promotes a feeling of well-being and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.

  • Play it safe with foods. Prepare, handle and store food properly to keep you and your family safe.
As we have talked about earlier, here and here, eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight is an essential part of maintaining strong mental health.  By putting in the right kinds of foods, we give ourselves the fuel that we need to perform everyday and put ourselves in a place to feel good about our bodies and our health.  Take some time this month to re-examine your own eating and exercise habits.  If you've been looking for a reason to make some changes, now you have one!

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