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How to Make the Most of Your National Nutrition Month

As you may or may not have already known, March is National Nutrition month! National Nutrition month is a public education campaign that started in 1973 as a week-long event, it became a month-long event in 1980 due to growing interest in public health. Every March, the month-long event, put on by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is focused on the “importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” This year the 2016 theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” the theme is meant to encourage people to “enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors, and social experiences food can add to our lives.” That sounds like a pretty fun month to us! Here is how we are going to be enjoying National Nutrition Month! :

 

Are you actually eating right?

It’s harder than you think to eat right, the only way to really do it is for YOU to be completely in control of what goes into your body! Healthy foods at restaurants are not really “healthy” – you have no idea how much butter, etc. is actually going into your meal! Try your hand at cooking, that way you will know EXACTLY what you are putting into your body.

If you’re new to cooking, there are a variety of healthy-eating apps that will help make it easier!:

Pepperplate : Pepperplate allows you import all your recipes so you have them all ready and in the same place when it comes to go grocery shopping!

Epicurious: With over 30,000 recipes featured from top magazines, cookbooks, and restaurants, you can probably find anything you’ve ever wanted to make via the Epicurious app! Another advantage apart from its sheer breadth of recipes, the app also allows you to sort recipes through categories, and find them based on specific ingredients, meals, etc.!

Whole Foods Market Recipes: You don’t have to shop at Whole Foods to use their healthy recipe app! The app has about 3,000 recipes, all of which can be sorted by course, cuisine, dietary guidelines etc.!

Nutrition is not only about eating…

Here at hint we aren’t all about drinking water, not sugar for no reason! Government guidelines don’t just recommend eating less sodium, saturated fats, and added sugar, you have to cut them out of your liquid diet as well! When you consume those substances in a liquid form, you don’t realize just how MUCH you are actually ingesting. So this National Nutrition Month, swap out your diet soda for something just as tasty, with none of the added unhealthiness