National Nutrition Month comes at the perfect time of year! With warmer weather on the way, we’ll soon be taking our Spring and Summer clothes out of storage.
We hope everything still fits after a long Fall and Winter filled with many holidays and high-calorie foods! For those of us in the colder parts of the world, we also get less activity when it’s too cold to be outside.
To help you get started on your Spring eating and activity plans before you put on your first pair of shorts, check out these tips from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate site.
You’ll find tip sheets and interactive tools to help you make healthier choices yourself and your family.
If you’re a health educator, school teacher, or home-schooler, there’s also the My Plate for Schools section where you can find learning materials to use in your health lessons.
My favorite tip is “Make Small Changes”. Rather than trying a total diet overhaul, just decide to change one thing. Try eating fruit for dessert instead of ice cream. Do that for a few weeks until it becomes a new habit, then make a new change, like going out for a short walk after dinner.
Every little change you make moves you closer to your fitness and wellness goals.
So, click here and started on your diet and nutrition plan today!
Share the small changes you plan to make this month or your favorite health and wellness website!