It’s time to eat right. March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for 2013 is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” which encourages personalized healthy eating styles and supports the fact that different factors affect our diets such as lifestyles, cultural traditions, food intolerances, allergies, etc. I think this is a great theme because not all eating plans or diets work for everyone. There are so many factors that impact our food choices, yet we can all find a way to eat healthy.
I really love this campaign, obviously because I am a Registered Dietitian so encouraging others to create sound eating and physical activity habits is so important to me. The campaign was initiated in March of 1973 as a week-long event, but became a month-long observance in 1980!
I thought what better way to kick off National Nutrition Month than with a challenge? Print it off and tweet or instagram your healthy eating habits with the hashtag #eatrightNNM (nutritiouseats on Instagram). That’s right, let’s eat right for National Nutrition Month. It’s what we should be doing anyway but sometimes we need a little motivation.
Feel free to complete the challenges our of order- just print off the handout and cross things off as you go along. You can also substitute other healthy challenges on days that are too easy for you. Remember, this month is about emphasizing a personalized plan and although all the challenges are healthy ones, they might not suit every single person. A couple of the days might require you to do a little research. For example, don’t know what foods are high in Vitamin A or lycopene? Just google it! I promise you will learn a little something.
I would love to see a lot of participants to bring awareness to eating healthy and the importance of nutrition!
Remember if you are on twitter or instagram follow each others tweets or pictures using the #eatrightNNM hashtag!