Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages individuals young and old to make small, healthier food choices in order to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.”
Making healthier choices at home can lead to numerous health benefits. Choose a variety of healthy foods from all food groups to incorporate into your diet and try to limit your intake of junk foods. By taking this proactive step, you can stop preventable, life-style diseases before they start.
Start putting your best fork forward by including more of these foods in your diet:
- Vegetables, including dark green, red and orange veggies
- Whole fruits
- Whole grains
- Fat-free or low-fat dairy including milk, yogurt, cheese, and fortified soy beverages
- Protein-rich foods (seafood, lean meats, poultry, nuts, soy products, beans and peas)
- Oils (canola, corn, olive, peanut, sunflower, soy)
The key is to start with small steps, slowly adding healthier ingredients while considering your own personal preferences, for a smoother transition. Include your favorite flavors and foods, and remember, everything in moderation.
If you would like help finding a personalized plan that works best for you, you should consult with a registered dietician nutritionist. RDNs can advise you on proper nutrition to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.
For a yummy and healthy meal, visit the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli. Check out our breakfast menu or come in for one of our signature sandwiches. We’re open weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm.