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March is here, which means it’s National Nutrition Month (NNM). 2013 marks the 40th Anniversary of this important campaign by the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).
The Academy’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encouraging personalized healthy eating styles and recognizing that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices.
At FISD and Compass, Eating Right Our Way means focusing on taste. Our “Taste Your Way to Wellness” promotion highlights the flavors of healthy food, from whole grains, to healthy fats, to plant-based proteins — to emphasize that eating right also means eating great-tasting food.
In encouraging healthy eating and participating in food and nutrition education, we sometimes forget to focus on the idea that quality food that is prepared well TASTES GOOD. In schools, we are quick to dismiss the notion that students will and DO enjoy eating healthfully. Do they like the other stuff? Sure. But when we present them with attractive offerings that are packed with super taste and flavor, they like it! And they ask for more.
Happy National Nutrition Month®!