It’s National Nutrition Month!

national nutrition month

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Every year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts a nutrition education campaign during the month of March. This year the theme is “Put your best fork forward”. What does that mean to you?

To me, this means that you hold the key to your nutrition and possibly you are in charge of the nutrition of others (like I am with my cute kiddos). Holding yourself accountable for your nutrition is a big step in changing your ways.  Unless you are being spoon-fed by someone else, your fork is controlled by your OWN hand.

We will be discussing the importance of making small changes in your daily life by creating those SMART goals we talked about last month. Changing your eating habits, one forkful at a time will have a huge impact on your overall health.

A few of the things we will review this month:

In an effort to keep YOU putting your best fork forward, I will be blogging about some reader requests. I’ve been so overwhelmingly happy with receiving emails/facebook comments from friends, family and even strangers asking me to talk about different topics. I am more than happy to do so – so keep your eye out for those soon and if you have questions, please send them my way.

Fitness and nutrition do go hand in hand. Learning how to fuel your body before, during and after a workout is something I get asked a lot about. Hydration plays a huge role into exercising and wellness too. Let’s get all science-y and talk about your sweat ratio to determine just how much water you should be drinking.

Wondering what my plate looks like? We will discuss the “my Plate” method and how to build a beautiful breakfast/lunch/dinner.  Gone are the olden days where half of your plate is meat and the other half is potatoes. I’m still trying to instill this into my dad’s daily nutrition – hope you are reading this, Dad 🙂

Is organic best? Spoiler alert – YES. We will review what organic means what it takes for a farm to become a certified organic farm – I think you will have a new appreciation for the hard work these farmers to do keep us safe and healthy.

These are just a few of the topics I will cover this month. Please continue to send in your questions/reviews/comments. I love hearing from you!

Remember, you are in charge of your fork. So please, celebrate National Nutrition Month by putting your best fork forward!