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March in National Nutrition Month

Thursday, March 01, 2012



National Nutrition Month focuses on "making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits." Here are some things to remember if youíre getting your health back on track this month:

Healthful eating fuels physical activities. In order to have the energy for the physical activity your body needs, you need to put healthy foods into your body to get going.

Food and activity choices are personal. Your own health and well-being are unique to you. Make choices that help YOUR body.

Food is also eaten for pleasure and for taste. Eating healthy doesnít need to mean eating foods you donít like. Try a greater variety of fruits and vegetables until you find your favorites.

Getting and staying fit gives you a better chance for a longer and higher quality of life. Being fit can increase energy, reduce stress, improve your mood, reduce your risk of certain diseases, help you look and feel your best and give you strength.

The American Dietetic Association recommends starting with these basics:

Focus on fruits and vegetables. "Add a serving each day to one meal and increase it every few weeks," says Toby Smithson, a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the ADA.

Eat locally when you can. Try a CSA or visit a farmer's market--which makes for a fun family outing, too; let kids pick out some new foods to try.

Make calories count. If you're going to consume 200 calories, make sure you're getting some vitamins and nutrients out of the deal.



Fresh Fruits and Veggies Are My Drugs of Choice



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ANDREA963 3/6/2012 10:25AM

    Love our CSA. Our second year coming up this Spring. Can't wait!

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DS9KIE 3/4/2012 7:57PM

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 3/3/2012 3:25PM

    Great blog and pics.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/1/2012 10:44PM

    Love the pictures. Awesome blog. Thanks honey!

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/1/2012 6:46PM

    Great remind about making good choices. I love that pic of the bike, totally cool.
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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DARA52 3/1/2012 4:49PM

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THE70SNUT 3/1/2012 4:31PM

    The pictures are awesome, makes me want veggies right now! LOL Am packing a bunch for work tonight! Thanks for all your fun blog posts and info on the threads!

Tina

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IMLEENEY 3/1/2012 3:33PM

    Thanks for this and all the wonderful things you do!

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2KRAYZEE 3/1/2012 1:19PM

    Very Good Info! Thanks!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/1/2012 1:14PM

    Lots of great info there, I'm getting more fresh fruits and veggies everyday.

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BMCKEOW1 3/1/2012 12:07PM

    I am working hard every day to get in fruits and veggies. But I've been doing it for a little while now and it's getting easier and easier. Infact I'm starting to crave them over candy bars and sugars.

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LGAR519 3/1/2012 11:21AM

    Good blog! I have no trouble getting my fruits but still struggle with my veggies. As the weather gets warmer, I'm going to try my green smoothies again . However this time I won't add as much kale and spinach. My colitis will thank me.

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KNH771 3/1/2012 10:39AM

    I love the veggie bicycle! I really struggle with eating veggies, never been fond of them. I'm trying to experiment and try new things with them.

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L*I*T*A* 3/1/2012 10:05AM

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HELEN_BRU 3/1/2012 9:54AM

    Love the way you put this together - along with the pictures!

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FARRAH511 3/1/2012 8:54AM

    Thanks for sharing the info.

I love the bicycle work and the quality of the picture.


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NCSUE0514 3/1/2012 8:32AM

    That bicycle picture is brilliant!!!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/1/2012 8:24AM

    I love the bicycle picture. How Clever !

Thanks for the tips on getting more fresh fruits
& veggies. I am really working on that.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/1/2012 8:23AM

    I see you "borrowed" my pic! I "borrowed" yours as well! LOL

Great article!

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