Healthy Habits

Eating Right to Keep the Future Bright

March is National Nutrition Month, which is a time when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating!

This month, eat right to keep the future bright by choosing food from sustainable sources. Sustainable food sources offer healthy foods while providing sustainable effects on the surrounding environmental, economic, and social systems.

Physical – Keep the future bright and invest in healthy nutrition. Eating whole foods can lead to a longer, healthier life.

Intellectual – Pick up a new hobby and learn how to successfully grow food by gardening. Start with herbs in a pot or tomatoes on a patio. Understand what it takes to make plants thrive and what attention is needed for successful growth.

Emotional – Practice mindful eating and reconnect to hunger and satiety levels. Avoid multitasking and eat without distractions to fully enjoy food and honor hunger.

Social – Initiate conversations about food by talking with local farmers, grocery store personnel, or restaurant owners. Discover new tips, learn about new resources, and find more local sustainably-minded food producers and providers.

Environmental – Reduce food waste and save money. Discover how to repurpose leftovers and create new meals.

Financial – Limit trips to the grocery store and buy only what is needed. This will help cut down on excess food waste and better manage how much money is spent on food.

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