National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is, “Eat Right Bite By Bite.”
Join us throughout the month of March to receive nutrition tips and healthy recipes!
In effort to improve your overall health and nutrition, consider focusing on increasing your fruit and vegetable intake! It is recommended all people eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day. This breaks down to 2 fruits and 3 vegetables. Why are these foods so important you ask? They provide key vitamins, minerals and fiber that help promote everything from shiny hair, strong fingernails and clear skin, to bowel regularity and improvements in cholesterol levels. Statistically people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer and maintain a healthier weight.
Need some ideas for increasing your fruit and vegetable intake? Try the Sriracha & Honey Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe below from Barefeet In The Kitchen. It’s fast, easy and the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. YUM! Just 1 cup counts as one of your vegetables servings for the day!