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It's National Nutrition Month: Here are 7 Tips on How to Eat to Fuel for the Future

March is National Nutrition Month®, and we’re here to celebrate! National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. Every year during the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Fuel for the Future” and focuses on eating with sustainability in mind as a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life, as well as to protect the environment. To celebrate, we’re sharing advice from the campaign, as well as correlating posts from the blog.

7 tips for fueling for the future:

1. Eat a variety of foods from all food groups. The benefits of doing so are endless! See these posts to learn more:

2. Enjoy some plant-based meals and snacks. Search the blog for “Dietitian’s Choice” recipes or click below to check out some of our favorites:

3. Plan your meals and snacks. Doing so has so many benefits! Click above to review the basics of building a healthy plate for a meal, and see this post to learn about choosing snacks:

4. Use a grocery list and shop sales. We can probably all get behind saving money on groceries. Here’s a previous post to help you get started:

5. Avoid fad diets that promote unnecessary restriction. We’re all ready for this, aren’t we? Check out this post on holiday eating, which addresses many aspects of eating in a way that’s satisfying and doable for the longterm:

6. Practice gratitude for your body. The importance of practicing gratitude in our lives is becoming mainstream for a reason, and this extends to having gratitude for our bodies. See this post discussing the importance of gratitude:

7. See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Ask for a referral from your healthcare provider or use this online search tool to find dietitian for virtual or in-person visits:

This month, and all the months and years ahead, we hope you can make informed choices about how to best fuel your body in a way that supports both it and the world around it. Comment below with any questions or let us know your thoughts. We’re here to help!


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