National Nutrition Month encourages public to “Go Further with Food”

National Nutrition Month encourages public to “Go Further with Food”

This month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges the public to, “Go Further with Food.” As 2018’s theme for National Nutrition Month,  the topic focuses on how individuals can choose their food more carefully to make sure they’re making the most of it.

For example, making sure to prioritize breakfast so that overwhelming hunger doesn’t result in eating a heavy, unhealthy lunch to make up for it.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is also promoting going “further with food” by being careful about how much food to buy, how to store it and how to prep it to reduce waste and save money.

On their website, the Academy offers the following tips:

1. If you’re on the run, keep healthy foods nearby

You can try low-sodium soup, fruits, tuna, or peanut butter on whole grain bread.

2. If you’re an athlete, get the fuel you need

Examples include low-fat yogurt, graham crackers with peanut butter or cereal with low-fat milk.

3. Students should try to reach for healthy options in their cafeterias

Salads, baked chicken, fish and whole fruits are some options that are often readily available.

4. Vegetarians and vegans should aim for protein-rich foods

Beans, lentils, peas, nuts and  soy products are recommended.

5. Parents can save time and money by preparing meals in advance 

Some healthy ideas include lean meats, brown rice, beans and vegetables.