There’s more to March than lions, lambs, leprechauns and madness. It’s National Nutrition Month® (NNM)- 31 veggie-hugging, sugar-shunning, whole food days in which to embrace, share and celebrate the transformative power of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
National Nutrition Month® was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to disseminate fact-based guidelines and information to assist people in making informed food choices and developing sustainable and satisfying diet and exercise habits. Encapsulated in the month is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on March 13th, celebrating the professionals who bring nutritional science down to a practical level for everyday healthy living.
The goal of NNM is to involve and reach as many people as possible in order to spread the good news about nutrition. The NNM webpage has a variety of Nutrition Tip Sheets, such as 20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables. For example, using broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini as pizza toppings and dipping veggies instead of chips. Color Your Plate with Salad lists all the good greens as well as reds (beets and bell peppers), yellows (corn) and more (cauliflower and carrots) to make a hearty, healthy salad.
At the Doylestown Food Market, we recommend that your fruits and vegetables be local and organic. Locally grown produce is not only more nutritious but has a smaller "carbon footprint." Organic produce has no toxic pesticides or herbicides.
So, put on your active wear, lace up those cross trainers and put that super nutritional smoothie into a reusable to-go container (with a reusable straw). It’s time to let everyone know that what you put into your body is what you will get out of it. Eat clean, do more, live better!!!
Visit the Doylestown Food Market on March 9, from 11 AM to 1 PM when we will be hosting Dietitian-Nutritionist, Faith Lumpkin and on March 23, from 2 to 4 PM when Dietitian-Nutritionist, Jessica Rodrigues will be our guest. Both will be available to answer all of your nutrition questions.