Holzer Recognizes National Nutrition Month in March

Category: Member News Created: Tuesday, 07 March 2017 14:41

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In recognition of National Nutrition Month in March, Holzer Nutrition Services is hosting a “Talk and Taste” event at the Holzer Therapy & Wellness Center in downtown Gallipolis on Tuesday, March 21 from 5pm to 8pm. The event focus will be on "My Plate".   We are planning to have different stations set up for each part of the plate, and have individuals people walk through and taste the samples available. To register for the event, please call (740) 446-5901.

Through National Nutrition Month®, created in 1973, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Holzer promote healthful eating by providing practical nutrition guidance and focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”. Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether you're planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when dining out, always "Put Your Best Fork Forward" to help find your healthy eating style.

"How much we eat is as important as what we eat, which is why this year's National Nutrition Month theme inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits," says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Kristi King.

The Academy strives to communicate healthful eating messages that emphasize balancing food and beverages within an individual's energy needs, rather than focusing on any one specific food or meal. To this end, it is the Academy's position that improving overall wellbeing requires a lifelong commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors, emphasizing lasting and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity.

"It's important to balance individualized eating plans that include a variety of your favorite, nutritious foods with physical activity most days of the week," King says. "Registered dietitian nutritionists bring the knowledge and experience to help people find balance and create sustainable solutions that will keep them healthy throughout their entire lives."

Initiated in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, the public education campaign became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition.

To commemorate the dedication of registered dietitian nutritionists as the leading advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world, the second Wednesday of March is celebrated as "Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day." This year's Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day will be celebrated March 8.

Holzer offers Register Dietitians at our locations in Athens, Gallipolis, Jackson, and Meigs Counties. Dietitians are able schedule appointments upon physician referral to discuss weight management, diabetes, and more. For more information or to speak with a registered dietitian at Holzer, call 1-855-4-HOLZER.