You may have heard: It’s National Nutrition Month®! The campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics helps create awareness throughout the month to help raise awareness to eat healthy and get active with “Personalize your Plate.” Among the tips are:
- Eat a variety of healthy foods every day.
- Plan your meals each week
- Learn skills to create tasty meals
- Consult a Registered Dietician Nutritionist when needed.
The organization has created a great website full of recipes, tips and guides for healthy eating in March in beyond. Their experts also offer great tips for expecting moms and mothers feeding babies and children. Here are a few resources from their website that are helpful to mothers, including tips on what to eat when expecting, how to make homemade baby food, how to read food labels and more: https://www.eatright.org/health/pregnancy/what-to-eat-when-expecting https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/snack-and-meal-ideas/how-to-make-homemade-baby-food https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/eating-as-a-family/tips-for-ordering-takeout-or-delivery https://www.eatright.org/health/allergies-and-intolerances/food-allergies/reducing-the-risk-of-food-allergies For more information about National Nutrition Month, visit: https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month Here are a few Q&As: https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/most-asked-questions-about-national-nutrition-month TEXAS WIC & NUTRITION If you are needing nutrition help, Texas WIC is also a great FREE resource. The program is available to expecting and mothers of children up to age 5. It provides free nutrition counseling and education for mothers and babies, breastfeeding support and access to FREE WIC foods on a monthly basis. To apply, visit Texaswic.org for more information.