- Author: Katie (Cathryn) R Johnson
March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual event created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This March, people of all ages in the Central Sierra have the opportunity to learn more about how to eat healthy foods they enjoy with the theme “Personalize Your Plate.” As we move through life, our nutritional needs change over time, and our food preferences may change as well. Find resources to help you personalize your plate through all life stages at MyPlate.gov/Life-Stages.
This website has healthy recipes, practical tips, and information tailored for each different life stage, based on the most up to date research. Find strategies to introduce new foods to toddlers; healthy snack ideas for children; cooking tips for young adults; information for eating healthy during pregnancy; ideas for adults who want to stay active and move more; information on the unique nutritional needs of older adults; and much more. All of the resources are easily searchable based on your life stage, so you can find information that matters to you. No matter where you are in life, this March is a great time to make healthy changes.
More information and nutrition-themed activities from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to celebrate healthy eating are also attached below.
Do you or someone you know need assistance getting enough healthy food to eat? Find out about food assistance programs in the Central Sierra that can help: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/CentralSierraNutrition/Community_Resources/.