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National Nutrition Month®, March 2013

March is National Nutrition Month®

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by eating right your way, every day.

Revised by: Mary Tursi                                          Reviewed by:  Peggy Policastro, M.S., R.D. – Dept. of Nutritional SciencesReferences: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month®. Available at: http://www.eatright.org/NNM/content.aspx?id=5342. Accessed on February 20, 2013

 

 

1

 Vary Your Veggies

2

 “Like” the RU Healthy Dining Team on Facebook

3

Reduce the calories in your favorite juice by filling half the glass with water or seltzer

4

Chickpeas and kidney beans are great additions to your salad

5

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Week

Declare today

Soda Free Day

6

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Hydrate

7

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Make sure to get calcium from foods like low-fat yogurt and milk

 

8

Increase your fiber intake by eating whole wheat or whole grain bread instead of white bread

9

Try a new food today. Variety is the spice of life

10

Exercise

11

Keep whole wheat wraps on hand to make a quick, portable lunch on those busy days

12

Create a colorful salad by adding carrots, tomatoes, and red peppers

13

National Registered Dietitian Day

Consult your local R.D. for nutrition information

14

Refrigerate half of your takeout tonight and save for lunch tomorrow

15

Top your pizza with broccoli, spinach or green peppers

16

Enjoy the start of Spring break by going for a walk or jog

17

The Irish had it right: incorporate more green into your diet with broccoli and green beans

18

Get a small low-fat frozen yogurt cone instead of a large ice cream cone

19

Carry around a bottle of water and refill it throughout the day to stay hydrated

20

Use your guest swipe and bring a friend to the dining hall for a meal

21

Portion Control

22

Choose items that are grilled, baked, steamed, roasted or

stir-fried

23

Try a new vegetable dish. You may be surprised by how much you like it

24

Have that brunch omelet with egg whites and vegetables

25

Every Monday check out the RU Healthy Dining Team newsletters in the dining halls

26

Opt for leaner proteins like chicken or fish

27

Grab fruit for a snack in between classes

28

Dip cucumbers and peppers in hummus for a refreshing snack

29

Skip the bus and walk to your next class

30

Brighten up pasta by tossing in some fresh vegetables

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