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NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
National Nutrition Month 2007
Nutrition Education Links:
Powerpoint nutrition presentations from
Free Communicating Food for Health
- plus more Nutrition Month(R) materials
For Heart Month - Heart Quiz handout and more
Clip Art for February: Valentines, heart month
February 2007 HealthCalendar Observances
Monthly Recipe: Valentine Menu
Monthly Tip: Healthier Frozen Dinners
Step Up to Nutrition and Health
Take the steps
towards better nutrition and health. It is
never too late to make a change for the
better. Make smart choices at every meal and
do something each day to be more active.
Here are the food groups that get you the
right nutrients each day:
GRAINS - Did you know that at least half or
about 3 of the servings of grains you eat
each day should be whole grains? Whole
grains include all parts of the grain kernel
the germ, bran and endosperm - not just the
white flour that is in most foods today.
Oatmeal, brown rice, barley, and 100% whole
wheat products are a few examples of whole
VEGETABLES - Most people do not eat enough
vegetables or enough of the dark green or
orange veggies. If you can eat one large
salad at lunch plus a few vegetables at
dinner and for snacks, you are stepping in
the right direction!
FRUITS - Think fresh whole fruit and get a
variety each day. Start with breakfast and
end with dessert. Take a fruit with you for
MILK - Most people need to drink about 3
glasses of skim milk each day or get the
equivalent with yogurt. Dairy foods that are
low in sodium and fat, yet high in calcium
are the right choice.
MEAT/BEANS - If you are like most Americans,
you probably get more than enough protein;
you just don’t get enough variety or keep it
low in saturated fat. Start including
beans/legumes, fish and nuts a little more,
especially if these can be in place of meat.
STEP MORE, SIT LESS - Being more active and
less sedentary helps you control weight and
lower your risk for many chronic diseases.
Did you know that cleaning the house instead
of watching TV burns twice the calories? In
addition to being more active, try to get
30-60 minutes of exercise, like brisk
walking, each day.
Visit www.mypyramid.gov to obtain more
information about MyPyramid and to find out
what is right for you based on your sex, age
and activity level. Step Up to Nutrition and
Health is the 2006 slogan for National
Nutrition Month® from the American Dietetic
Step Up to Nutrition and Health
My Health Check List:
____ Cook and eat more meals at home
____ Consume fewer sugary foods and drinks
____ Eat more salads and vegetables
____ Drink 3 cups skim milk daily
____ Eat more fruit, especially whole fruit
____ Get a variety of heart healthy protein
____ Eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains
____ Exercise every day for 30-60 minutes
Brought to you by: ADA 2/06
nutrition information at :
Colorado State University
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Get a Taste for
Nutrition Month campaign reinforces the
importance of nutrition as a key component
of good health, along with physical
Be adventurous and expand your
horizons. Variety is the “spice of
life” in your food choices and is key to
good nutrition and health. Choose foods
based on flavor, texture and colors that are
tasty and healthy. Explore the wide world of
nutrition by trying a variety of foods.
Treat your taste buds. You
decide how much and how often. Choose foods
sensibly by looking at the big picture; it’s
what you eat over several days, not just one
meal or day that counts. So enjoy all your
favorite foods, just try eating them in
Maintain a healthy weight.
Managing your weight plays a vital role in
achieving and maintaining good health and
quality of life. Carrying excess weight may
put you at greater risk for health problems.
The good news is that healthy eating and
regular physical activity make it easier to
achieve lifelong weight management and
Balance food choices with your
lifestyle. Choosing the right balance
of foods helps you get the right combination
of nutrients. So balance your food choices
with your physical activities to achieve and
maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Be active. Be creative and enjoy
a variety of ways to stay active to feel
your best. There’s no need for expensive
equipment or complicated fitness programs.
Start by making a list of physical
activities that fit into your lifestyle and
schedule one every day.
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Healthy Eating, Healthy You
The link between nutrition and oral
health can be overt (vitamin B
deficiency) or subtle (exacerbation of already existing periodontal
disease). Medical, social, and clinical examinations can be useful tools
for uncovering those patients at risk for nutrition deficiencies and can
be used to guide these patients to healthy eating. Along with routine
home care instruction, the practicing dentist and hygienist and
dietitian can provide a service for patients through nutrition
counseling and by pointing out reputable sources of nutrient
The National Nutrition Month campaign reinforces the
importance of nutrition as a key component of health, along with
Healthy eating helps
you get the most out of life. A healthy lifestyle is the key to
looking good, feeling great and being your best at work and play. It
all starts with a healthy eating plan.
Individual needs and
preferences determine your personal food choices. Match your food
choices to your lifestyle and individual requirements, choosing enough
to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
variety. Expand your range of choices and explore new tastes, within
and among food groups. Eating a wide variety of foods not only
promotes optimal nutrition, it provides the pleasurable aspects of
Make moderation your
goal -- you decide how much and how often. Healthy eating doesn't mean
feeling deprived or guilty. Look at the big picture, what you eat over
several days -- not just one day or one meal -- that's important.
Develop a personal
fitness plan that fits your lifestyle. The key is to find a variety of
activities you enjoy. You don't need expensive equipment or
complicated fitness programs.
A great on-line news publication is Nutrition
News Focus that sends a daily nutrition
info via e-mail.
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Start Today for a
Healthy Tomorrow 2002
Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. National
Nutrition Month® is celebrated each year in March -- this
year, start today for a healthy tomorrow.
| Americans of all ages
benefit from making healthful eating, physical activity, |
| Trying new foods and
new physical activities can jump-start your plans |
| Personalize the Food
Guide Pyramid as your roadmap toward eating a |
variety of foods, using
moderation when selecting portion sizes, and
balancing your choices
| Taking the first step
toward making healthful choices can be easy if |
you enlist help from
friends and family
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NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
"Food & Fitness: Build a Healthy Lifestyle"
The ABC's of Good
Aim for fitness.
Build a healthy base.
Nutrition Month® (NNM) is a nutrition education and information campaign
sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and its
Foundation. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance
of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical
& Fitness: Build a Healthy Lifestyle" reinforces the importance
of nutrition and physical activity as key components of a healthy
lifestyle. The slogan communicates the flexibility of nutrition
recommendations, dietary guidelines, and the Food Guide Pyramid as the
framework for daily food choices that can be personalized to each
individual's food preferences, nutritional needs, health status, and
is a call to action that challenges Americans to take responsibility for
their food, nutrition, and physical activity habits.
What is "fit"? To
many people "fitness" relates to physical activity – perhaps a
rigorous daily exercise regimen. To some, the term may mean a trim or
muscular body or the ability to finish a 10K run. Others may think of
fitness simply as being free of disease and other health problems.
According to the American Dietetic Association, the true definition of
fitness is far broader and more personal. It refers to optimal health and
overall well-being. Fitness is your good health – at its very best.
Being fit translates to every
aspect of your health – not only physical health, but your emotional and
mental well-being, too. In fact all three are interconnected. And
nutrition and physical activity are fundamental to each one.
During National Nutrition Month®,
ADA recommends Americans aim for fitness.
Here are some ADA tips to aim for fitness.
Americans make thousands of choices, many related to food. A few may
even set the course of their life. But as insignificant as a single choice
may seem, made over and over, it can have a major impact on health – and
Nutrition Month the American Dietetic Association recommends choosing
sensibly, reducing your intake of saturated fat and cholesterol, limiting
your intake of sugars and salt, and improving your overall-eating plan.
be a pleasurable experience. By choosing a variety of the foods
you enjoy, and watching your portions, you will never feel
deprived, no matter what foods you choose.
Association suggests varying your food choices, by doing so, you are
providing your body with many nutrients your body needs for energy, health
By balancing your
food choices over time, you'll be sure your body gets enough -- but not
too much of each type of food and each nutrient. By moderating your
portion sizes, you can enjoy all the different foods you like to eat and
you will satisfy your taste for an indulgence every now and again.
With nearly 70,000 members, the
Chicago-based American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest
organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by
promoting optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating
for its members. National Nutrition Month® is presented by the National
Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, ADA’s public education center –
providing objective food and nutrition information.
For more information on how to reach a registered
dietitian in your area, call 1-800-366-1655.
Take the Fridge
Health Topics Calender
Free Handouts for Nutrition Education
Food Fads 2004
of the stranger
Child on food
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5454146/ (fad diet information)
FDA info on
(very extensive article on functional food trends)
(signs of diet
(signs of diet
http://www.wheatfoods.org/pdfs/outside.pdf (fad diets)
http://foodandhealth.com (several types of resources)
http://www.eatsmart.org (several types of resources)
-- couldn't forget this!)
*chocolate* kiss -- how to eat to enjoy -- fun and
http://www.cspinet.org/nah/01_04/cover.pdf (fad diets)
http://www.wheatfoods.org (free PowerPoint -- go to
resources" and look for "Setting the Record Straight -- a Look
Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies
*- Robert Dorsky, DMD General Dentistry November 2001
February 06, 2008
Nutrition Topics Index