A Nod to Nutrition

Yep, it’s that time of year again! March is National Nutrition Month and is sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. From their website:

Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated. Start with these recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

A healthy eating plan:
-Emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products
-Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
-Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

Raise your hand if you’re feeling all smug-like because you already knew that. (So it’s not just me, huh?)

Wanna show off how much you know? Check out this quiz on the NNM site.

Another interesting link I found while poking around the site was a 2007 listing of popular diet book reviews from various nutritionists. Verrry interesting.

To celebrate NNM, I think I’m going to spend March increasing variety in my diet. This will be made easier by the arrival of nice juicy strawberries! I’ve already added in carrot chips and teensy amounts of broccoli. I think I’ll play around with sweet potatoes, too.

What could YOU do to improve your nutrition in March? Will you pledge to do it?


In unrelated news, if you have 100 pounds or more to lose, Oprah and Dr. Oz want to see you. Here’s a link to share your story with them. And please let me know if you see them asking for folks who’ve already lost the stupid 100 pounds. (My timing sucks.)