March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  The theme for this year is “Get your plate in shape.”  This year’s campaign was designed to promote the USDA’s  MyPlate guidelines, which use  a dinner plate as a great visual of how our overall diets should be composed.  You can read more about it at:  www.ChooseMyPlate.govI wanted to share an idea that I am using at my workplace this year.  I am asking all of my co-workers to submit a healthy recipe that they have tried and enjoyed.  Since we have some really great nutrition students working with us, we are going to utilize them to judge the best recipes.  But, you don’t have to have a nutrition background to judge the contest.  You can judge on overall nutrition, appearance, taste, etc.  Our winner will be receiving a bag of healthy groceries donated from a local grocery store.  I can’t wait to announce our winners at the end of the month!  In the past, I have had nutrition quizzes, food samples, and raffles.  If you want to plan an event at your workplace, or for your family and friends, just remember to be creative and have fun!

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