Kick Off National Nutrition Month With Some Healthy Food Tips!
March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to kick-start healthy eating habits! There’s a LOT of information out there, with varying opinions as to what makes up a “healthy” diet. Many people even try some of the “fad” diets: ones that restrict carbs or gluten, or allow you to eat as much fat as you want, or only let you fill up on cabbage soup!
You may think that these fad diets are a relatively new phenomenon, but according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, they’ve been around since at least 1820. The first “low-carb” diet appeared on the scene in 1825! Click here for a timeline of some of the more popular “fad” diets out there!
So what SHOULD you be eating? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has prepared a Nutrition Fact vs. Fiction sheet to help you decide! For example, did you know that canned fruits and veggies are just as nutritious-and in some cases can even be BETTER for you than fresh produce? Click on this link on this link to find out why!
If you’re interested in making some healthy changes, you can head to our 6th annual Diabetes Day on Tuesday, March 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in OVGH’s School of Nursing building. It’s an event that is not just about treating diabetes, it’s about making a healthier lifestyle for yourself! There will be food demonstrations, lectures, and free health screenings. Click here for more information!
If you can’t make the event but still want to make 2014 a healthier one, you can contact our Outpatient Dietitian, Rachel Kingsley, to schedule a meeting.