Healthy Living

Personalizing your plate for National Nutrition Month

Sarah Newton, MS, RD, CNSC
Personalizing your plate for National Nutrition Month

March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month®, and this year the key message from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to ‘Personalize your plate.’

How can you ‘Personalize your plate’?

  • Add variety – include food from all food groups into your daily eating plan.
  • Mix in color – add colorful fruits and vegetables to meals to brighten them up and soak in key vitamins and minerals.
  • Incorporate seafood – fish and shellfish are abundant in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for heart health.
  • Try a meatless meal – make vegetables the star of your dish.
  • Snack smarter – plan and portion snacks ahead of time, choosing nutritious food items.
  • Experiment – try a new cuisine or food item you have not tried before.

For more information visit eatright.org/nnm