Happy March, everyone! For nutrition nerds like myself, March means it's time to celebrate National Nutrition Month!
The theme of this year's NNM is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day", which I love because it perfectly aligns with my philosophy toward "dieting". I feel that everyone can live a healthy lifestyle and still be able to incorporate their own favorite foods, preferences and traditions. The most important thing about creating a "diet" or meal plan is to make sure that it works for YOU. Nutrition is such an individualized science, and what works for your friend/neighbor/co-worker might not be right for you!
Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts and we complete extensive academic and professional training. RD's work very hard in a wide variety of settings to provide medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and promote healthy, happy lifestyles. For more information on qualifications to become a Registered Dietitian or to learn about what an RD can do for you, check out the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!
Be sure to stay tuned to PB&P throughout March for upcoming posts with nutrition tips, meal ideas and more! And don't forget to celebrate the R.D. in your life on March 13 (Registered Dietitian Day)! :)