National Nutrition Month® 2018: Go Further With Food Back »


Written collaboratively by Megan Erickson and Megan Jacobson.

‘Go Further With Food’ is this year’s National Nutrition Month theme. Each March, the Academy focuses nationwide attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. The following tips can help you to make your food last, saving you money, nutrients and helping you cut back on food waste.

  • Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  • Buy only the amount that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week.
  • Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that’s right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  • Continue to use good food safety practices.  
  • Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  • 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.
  • Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ database to find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in your area.

The foods you choose can make a real difference, so why not start now? For tips, recipes, and discussion polls on practical ways to go further with food, follow National Nutrition Month posts on the SDSU Extension Food & Families Facebook using #NationalNutritionMonth and #SDSUFoodandFamilies.

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