Nutrition Notes: March is National Nutrition Month!

Happy National Nutrition Month everyone! During the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on ways to promote healthy, nutritious food choices. National Nutrition Month serves as a great reminder to enjoy delicious, healthy meals and developing good eating habits.

The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors, and social experiences food can add to our lives.EatRight.org

Here at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, we are committed to providing nutritious food and combating nutrition-related diseases among those we serve. We even distribute over 7 million pounds of fresh produce each year! That’s why we love celebrating National Nutrition Month!

How can you participate? Here are some simple ways to get involved:

1. Organize a food drive to support the San Diego Food Bank.

2. As a family, commit to trying a new fruit or vegetable each week of National Nutrition Month.

3. Plan to eat more meals together as a family during National Nutrition Month.

4. Take a field trip to a local farmers market or garden.

For the next 4 weeks, we’ll be posting helpful blogs and tips to encourage everyone to participate in National Nutrition Month. Stay tuned!