March is National Nutrition Month

March 11, 2014

Healthy eating in combination with physical activity can lower your risk of disease and help you reach, and maintain, a healthy body weight. Incorporating healthier food choices into your diet doesn’t have to be difficult or involve giving up all the foods you love. Rather, nourishing our body with healthier food can increase your energy level and help you to look good and feel great!

Every healthy food choice counts. Download eaTipster free from and be inspired by a new cooking tip each day in March - and healthy tips for the rest of the year!

Healthy eating means including a variety of foods from the four food groups into your diet on a daily basis. Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories or measuring portion sizes, think of your diet in terms of color, variety, and freshness. This should make it easier to make healthy choices. Focus on finding foods you love and easy recipes that incorporate a few fresh ingredients. Gradually, your diet will become healthier and more delicious. Try adding a salad full of different colour vegetables to your diet once a day or add a serving of fresh vegetables to your dinner plate. As your small changes become habit, you can continue to add more healthy choices to your diet.

The goal of healthy eating is to develop a diet that you can maintain for life, not just a few weeks or months. Download Cookspiration free at and get recipe ideas based on what you feel like eating.

Nutrition Month is brought to you by Dietitians of Canada.