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March is National Nutrition Month

Mar 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

March is National Nutrition Month and the perfect time to remind you that a healthy diet is one of the best ways to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke. Use these tips to eat smarter and live healthier.

Eating healthy isn't difficult, and you don't have to sacrifice the food you love. We'll help you learnHealthy food composition with tablet how to make informed choices about what you eat. 

Please join us in honoring National Nutritional Month by spending a few minutes watching this video [heart.org] about the value of a well-stocked pantry. It features Toby Smithson, a registered dietician nutritionist, and cooking instructor Carol Ritchie.

Then, as you're stocking your own pantry at home, here are 5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store. [heart.org] Your health means a lot to us, and we want to help you make smart food choices to live happier and healthier!


Tips and Resources by:


Eat Right with MyPlate - Food, Nutrition and Health Tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Find your healthy eating routine using these recommendations from the
2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Simply start with small changes to make healthier choices you can enjoy.


  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Focus on whole fruits.
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Vary your veggies.
  • Make half your grains whole grains.
  • Vary your protein routine.
  • Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.

Find more healthy eating tips at:


Tags: Heart Health Now, Wellness, healthy eating

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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