Dieting is one thing but focusing on nutritious food that your body needs while getting enough physical activity is a better way to make a significant difference in your health. In observance of National Nutrition Month, Faith Community Healthcare System encourages people to make informed choices when it comes to food by developing solid eating and physical activity habits.
National Nutrition Month was created in 1973 as National Nutrition Week and became a month-long observance in 1980 due to growing interest in the initiative. Spearheaded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this year’s theme, “Eat Right, Bite by Byte,” promotes eating a variety of nutritious foods every day, planning and creating healthful meals each week and the value of consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist.
Research shows that changing your eating habits rather than following a crash diet works best for long-term success. Proper nutrition can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce health risks and provide a boost of energy, among countless other benefits.
So how can you begin your journey of a more nutritious diet? You stick to a plan that focuses on your overall health needs.
For those looking to make informed decisions about your diet and developing better eating habits all year long, we have five tips people should keep in mind with regard to nutrition.