HEALTH FIRST MEDICAL MINUTE: Health First’s Lead Clinical Dietitian Rachelle Baker Marks National Nutrition Month
By Space Coast Daily // March 25, 2023
Baker discusses how you can make the right choices
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It is National Nutrition Month, which is held annually in March, and focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Health First’s Lead Clinical Dietitian, Rachelle Baker, discusses how you can make the right choices.
National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created 50 years ago in 1973, by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month also promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information.
To help your Neighborhood Networks Center celebrate National Nutrition Month® and develop good eating habits check out these resources:
■ Event Ideas for National Nutrition Month® from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
■ Choose My Plate.gov to track your diet and physical activity; learn more about the different food groups; print out nutrition tips to post on your refrigerator; and much more.
■ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Recipes with Fruits and Veggies selector to select fruits and/or vegetables you’d like to use in a recipe, and then choose the type of meal you’d like to prepare. You’ll get some ideas for healthy recipes using your preferred fruit or veggie.
■ Tips of Stretching Your Fruit and Vegetable Budget (pdf) to see 30 tips on how to maximize the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables without breaking your budget.
■ Nutrition Education Resources look for additional downloadable materials in the weeks to come, and visit the Media section of this site for press releases to help promote National Nutrition Month.
■ Learn How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Labels at U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.
Create Delicious Recipes for Heart Healthy Eating at National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s website.
■ Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style recipes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health.
■ How much sugar is in a can of soda? Check it out at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Science on the Brain website.
■ NPR cupcake makeovers Have your less sinful cupcake and enjoy it too.
■ U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition website.
Don’t forget to check MedlinePlus.gov for all of your questions about food, nutrition, and healthy eating for the whole family. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.