This year’s theme, for Nutrition Month, is to personalize your plate: create and adjust your eating habits to meet your nutritional needs. Throughout life, our bodies are changing and so should our diets; what we need at the age of 15 will be different than what we need at the age of 50. Also, with different dietary restrictions and different taste preferences, it is important for you to create your plate according to your individual needs.
If you don't know where to start, click on the My Plate image, which will direct you to the US Department of Agriculture. This page can serve as a great guideline and resource in creating a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of foods.
If you read and practiced last week's blog, your spring cleaning should be in full swing. How about we also concentrate on doing a type of "spring cleaning" with our daily diets. Take the opportunity this month, as spring rolls in, to refresh our eating habits. Make some specific health goals that you would like to work on, not only through this month, but through the entire year. Since spring can bring on a sense of newness or new beginnings, try discovering new foods and flavors. Be adventurous. Nutritious eating is not just about getting more broccoli into your diet, it's about discovering all different kinds of foods. Click on the link below for more information about National Nutrition Month and great tips on how to make changes in your life to be more nutritious.