March is National Nutrition Month

Mar 6, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month.

This year's theme is  Go Further With Food in order to achieve the many health benefits that healthy eating habits offer.

Jaelyn Munson with the St. Louis District Dairy Council says it's probably easier to eat healthy by preparing meals at home. But, she says it's not impossible to follow good habits when you eat out.
"Restaurants are becoming more and more aware of how consumers want to be informed as to the caloric and the other nutritious information on their foods. You can easily access that information via their websites or apps."

Munson says some restaurants - even fast food establishments - go a step further by printing calorie totals for dishes on their in-store menus.

She says reducing food waste is also part of this year's theme. Munson says planning meals with a purpose and watching portion sizes are direct ways to get the most from the food we eat.
"As you're planning your grocery list, definitely try and take inventory. The ideal thing would be to take inventory before or while you're making that list. So, when you go to purchase all of that food you're able to buy what you really need, especially when it comes to fresh food."

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