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March is National Nutrition Month

A collection of colorful fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables, the brighter the better.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, A.N.D (formerly the American Dietetic Association, ADA).  The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Each year, there is a different theme with a different tagline or slogan.

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme, “Get Your Plate in Shape,” focuses on creating well-balanced meals by incorporating each food group in their appropriate portion sizes.  Building a healthy plate will benefit you by consuming a variety of foods—especially fruits and vegetables. Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day and with every meal—the brighter, the better. Colorful, deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Different colors provide different benefits—so eat a variety!

VA Registered Dietitians (RD) provide one on one counseling sessions as well as group classes.  For more information or to set up an appointment with an RD contact your local VA Medical Center. 
For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit: www.eatright.org/nnm 

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