With the start of March next week comes many great things. Spring starts on March 20th and March 13th is Registered Dietitian Day. Most importantly the entire month of March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”.
I’ll be blogging for National Nutrition Month and helping people understand how to incorporate this theme into their everyday food choices. At the heart of this theme is a recognition that there is no ONE right way to plan your diet. You don’t need to go vegan or gluten-free to be healthy. People come from different cultures, have had unique food experiences and thus develop individual taste preferences. This is about making meal planning and food choices based on what is right for you, your personal preferences and individual lifestyle!
Let’s say you are Hispanic (like me!). Just because some of our traditional foods are fried in unhealthy fats and are heavy in carbohydrates doesn’t mean we can’t eat foods we love and are nostalgic for in healthy ways. I’ll dedicate an entire blog to show you how I do this regularly.
Your lifestyle also plays a large part into how you eat. Are you training for an upcoming half-marathon or are you a working mom trying to feed your family healthy (but quick) meals? Chances are your grocery cart is going to look very different depending on how you answered that question. I’ll cover these two very different lifestyles (the Athlete and the Busy Mom) in my blogs next month and show you how to adapt lifestyle and personal preference while still building a healthy plate.
My blogs for National Nutrition Month will provide help with menu planning and tips for personal customization so that you can start eating your way every day!
Check back next week and join the conversation. Also let me know if there is a lifestyle or health need that you help making your own.