Despite government programs and initiatives surrounding proper nutrition, we sometimes fall short of eating the most healthy foods. National Nutrition Month seeks to change that by educating people on the benefits of good nutrition and regular physical activity. See what’s in store for 2019 and how you can celebrate this important month, particularly if your relationship with food could improve.
What Is National Nutrition Month?
Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics runs a campaign called National Nutrition Month. The goal of this campaign is to encourage people of all ages to make well-informed choices surrounding what they eat. It also promotes physical activity as a natural complement to healthy eating. Some may even choose to take advantage of nutrition therapy.
National Nutrition Week started in 1973. It turned into National Nutrition Month in 1980 as more people developed an interest in proper nutrition.
When people eat healthy foods and exercise, they typically have better health overall, including proper weight management and a reduction in the risk of certain chronic conditions.
What are some things you can learn from National Nutrition Month 2019? Ideally, you’ll embrace a variety of healthy foods, choose whole foods and healthy options when you eat out, and pay more attention to portion sizes.
However, there’s more you can do during the month to reward your body and mind.
How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month 2019
If your current relationship with food is complicated, now is the perfect time to try and make it better. In addition, physical activity can be fun when you find something you enjoy, whether it’s a walk in the woods or laps in the pool. Once you discover activities you like, you’re more likely to keep doing them.
How can you make the most of National Nutrition Month? Try any of the following:
- Partner with your family and commit to trying a new food or recipe every week
- Commit to eating more family meals together this month
- Plan a vegetable garden, either at home or with community members
- Visit a nearby farmers’ market and commit to buying local
- Plan regular potlucks at work, and invite everyone to bring in a healthy dish
While healthy eating comes easy for some, for others, food brings up complex emotions. If you want to have a better relationship with food, treatment for an eating disorder could help you.
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