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National Nutrition Month ®

 

For information on National Nutrition Month and more helpful tips on improving your nutrition, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/handoutsandtipsheets/#.UxTKY4V2bz5

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Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Eating healthy, for many people, is easier said than done. March is National Nutrition month and Gayla Sperry, registered dietitian at the Wasatch County Health Department, has some simple tips that can help people “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”

“When making healthy changes in your diet, it’s important to find ways to fit healthy foods into your everyday life,” said Sperry. “A special diet that requires a major change in your routine probably won’t last very long.”

Life can get very busy and all that hustle and bustle can undo many good intentions when it comes to your health. Sperry offers some quick tips for three areas of your life to help stay on track.

First, understand that after a long day of work everyone is hungry and ready to eat right away, but even with just10 minutes of menu planning a week can save you time, money, and your health said Sperry. Themed menus such as pasta night, Mexican night, or soup night are simple ways to plan your meals.

Second, between homework, extracurricular activities and social life good nutrition is the last thing on a student’s mind. By having a list of healthy meals and snacks that require little or no preparation and by keeping the fridge and pantry stocked with these items, busy students can grab these things on the go instead of fast food.

Third, family mealtime can be a great way to teach about good nutrition. Involve children in the menu planning and preparation. This can help children be excited about eating healthy. Always having a fruit or vegetable with each meal is an easy way to get more into your daily routine.

“Start out simple. Doing some of these things can make a lasting difference to your nutrition,” said Sperry.

Gayla is happy to take your food related questions. Post your questions on our Facebook page or tweet them at @wasatchcountyhd and she’ll get back to you.  

Look for a video and more information on nutrition throughout the month on the health department website www.wasatchcountyhd.org. 

 

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