March is National Nutrition Month®, and it’s here to remind us how important good nutrition is. Food choices not only affect your health today but also your risk for certain diseases down the road. Whether it’s a few quick tips and motivation for good nutrition, or classes and even one-on-one coaching to manage weight, we can help.
- Focus on adding healthy food to your diet. By increasing fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods and low-fat dairy products, you can get the nutrients you need while not fixating on what you can’t have.
- Don’t eat out of a package unless it is single-serving size. When eating from a package, it’s easy to lose track of portions and overindulge. Putting your snacks on a plate makes it easier to enjoy the appropriate portions.
- Don’t skip or delay meals. Ignoring feelings of hunger often results in choosing unhealthy snacks and eating too much later.
- Eat your meals with others. This helps you slow down and enjoy the meal, which can help prevent overeating.
Small changes can make a big difference over time. Take the first step toward building healthier eating habits today!
Benefits of healthy eating:
- Boosts energy
- Improves digestion
- Manages and improves health problems
You have access to great resources to help you eat well and achieve your goals—from feeling good, to managing weight, to preventing health problems.
- Total health assessment: Take an assessment and get recommendations for small changes to help you reach health goals like eating healthier, losing weight, and moving more.
- Healthy lifestyle programs: Once you’ve taken the assessment, create customized plans to help you eat healthy, lose weight, and more.
- Healthy living classes: Take a virtual class on nutrition or other topics like managing weight and stress or living with diabetes.
- Wellness coaching: Get one-on-one guidance to help you set goals like managing weight and increasing activity—and get help sticking to them.
Want an easy way to get started or get back on track? Check out these short videos and quick tips.
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