Making Informed Food Choices

By Kelly Roehl

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual nutrition education campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy habits.

While there are endless food options with the ease of online ordering and delivery services, it is up to you what you decide to put in to your body. The theme for National Nutrition Month 2012 is “Get Your Plate in Shape.”

As registered dietitians, we encourage our clients to think before they eat. Here are a few ways to “check” your meals to make sure you’re getting the right types and amounts of nutrients for a healthy weight and lifestyle:

Make half your plate vegetables with a side of fruit. Produce is packed with antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals to protect against chronic disease.

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