National Nutrition Month at RMC

Posted 3/5/2018 in Nutrition

This month, Regional Medical Center (RMC) is celebrating National Nutrition Month®. “Go Further with Food” is the theme for 2018. Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you “Go Further with Food” while saving both nutrients and money.

Below, RMC Dietitians share a few of the key messages from National Nutrition Month.

  1. Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis.
  2. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  3. Buy only the amount that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week.
  4. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that’s right for you.
  5. Continue to use good food safety practices.
  6. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  7. Realize the benefits of healthy eating by consulting with a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

No matter what health concerns you have, RMC’s registered dietitians can work with you to put together a meal plan that takes into account your food preferences, level of physical activity, medical history, and lifestyle. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the RMC dietitian’s office at 563-927-7430.