National Nutrition Month 2020
Contrary to popular belief, healthful eating doesn’t have to be overwhelming! March is National Nutrition Month. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.”
Small goals and changes can have a cumulative, healthful effect. Every little bit is a step in the right direction! Start by eating a variety of nutritious foods every day, from all of the food groups. Take time to read Nutrition Facts labels, too.
Plan your meals each week. Shop for healthful foods at the grocery store and be menu-savvy when dining out or traveling. You can prepare tasty, nutritious meals at home and get your entire family involved in the kitchen! Try new foods and flavors, find ways to reduce food waste and always practice proper home food safety.
THANK YOU to Carrie McKnight, RD, CSG
Carrie has been the dietitian at The Neighbors for 25 years. She is a certified specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and meets with each resident at admission and as needed throughout their stay.