National Nutrition Month
It is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” emphasizes the advantage of developing a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences.
Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month originally started as a one week celebration in 1973. It has since become a month long educational and informational campaign dedicated to helping individuals make informed and beneficial food choices. National Nutrition Month also promotes developing positive eating and physical activity habits in our daily lives.
“National Nutrition Month is a great time for Registered Dietitians to remind everyone just how important good nutrition can be to your overall health and well-being,” said Tanya Batche, Director of Nutrition for Golden Living. “This year’s theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” helps us to set the tone that good nutrition is not a one size fits all approach to eating.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 35 percent, are obese. The CDC claims obesity-related conditions can be linked to several health conditions including heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. Having adequate nutrition can be essential for health, disease management and prevention, and improved quality of life.