March is National Nutrition Month, the yearly nutrition education campaign of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year's theme is "Get Your Plate in Shape." What you put on your plate is what you put into your body, and what you choose to put in your body can impact your health for the better or worse! In honor of National Nutrition Month, take the time to learn what makes a balanced meal, and add some color to your plate.
A Balanced (and Colorful!) Plate
When preparing a meal, half of your plate should be filled with fruits and veggies! Choose orange, red and darker green vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli or spinach. Make sure you also have a lean protein like fish or chicken, and a serving of whole grains such as brown rice or … Read More »