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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”


The theme is meant to showcase that eating right for you may be different than what eating right for someone else is. It takes into account your preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic tradition and health concerns and conditions. You need to look at nutrition and the different articles out there and tailor things to yourself. Here are a few areas in which individual nutrition is key:

  • Health conditions: eating the right things can make a difference and help to reduce symptoms. Reducing blood pressure and cholesterol, keeping diabetes in check, can all be achieved by the right diet.
  • Cultural Traditions: Many cultural traditions can dictate how one eats. You can still be healthy and uphold your personal traditions.
  • Lifestyle: Lifestyle can dictate how healthy you are. If you are busy and don’t have a lot of time for meals you can end up eating fast food a lot on the go. This can contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. But even busy people can eat healthy.
  • Preferences: Everyone has a preference in what they like to eat. Although some people can be picky in their choices. Your taste buds don’t have to agree with every health food out there. There are a lot of options, and the right choices can be mixed in with the food that you already love. If your preference is being a vegetarian or vegan, there a lot of healthy options for you as well.
  • Budget: It can play a big roll in individual eating habits. Making a menu each week in conjunction to what is on sale at your favorite grocery store, will keep your family well fed, healthy and on budget.

So what are you going to do this month to celebrate National Nutrition Month?

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