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National Nutrition Month 2014

Posted on 03/17/2014

Eating right, is an allusive and daunting task for many people but it doesn’t have to be!  Once you have the basics down so-to-speak, it becomes easier to do. And, before you know it, it is your new normal routine. 

In celebration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  annual nutrition education and information campaign called “National Nutrition Month” I want to provide you with information, so you achieve the goal of eating healthy more easily.

This year, the Academy is encouraging the public to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme is combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow their recommendations from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

I agree, healthy eating can and should taste great while delivering the proper nutrition for optimal health. It’s a misconception that healthy foods don’t taste good…I beg to differ! I think they taste even better. Have you tried our meals lately? Simply healthy eating at its best! 

Here are a few quick tips to help you eat healthier:

1.       Choose to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

2.       Include lean sources of protein, such as lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, legumes, nuts and eggs.

3.       Watch out for saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

In case that sounds like “too much work” as we often hear, then let us do the work for you! We count the calories and make sure you eating what you should be eating. 

Also, in the spirit of nutrition month, I wanted to offer up our registered dietitian, Rene Ficek, if you ever have any questions related to our healthy meal plan and your individual nutrition needs, please contact her: rene@sshe.com. She’d be more than happy to answer your questions. 

For more information, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at Eatright.org. 

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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