‘Celebrate a World of Flavors’ during National Nutrition Month®

Every March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate a World of Flavors’. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  1. Include healthful foods from the food groups. Use myplate.gov to learn more about foods from each of the food groups.
  2. Learn how to read the Nutrition Facts label. View our Reading the Food Label video to learn more about the Nutrition Facts label.
  3. Incorporate your favorite cultural foods and traditions. Enjoy foods from your culture and that are part of your traditions. All foods can fit in a healthy eating pattern.
  4. Choose healthful recipes to make during the week. Check out our collection of Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipes to include in your weekly meal plan.
  5. Learn cooking and meal preparation skills. Watch our Food Preparation videos to learn how to prepare various fruits and vegetables, roast vegetables, make a slow cooker meal, and more!
  6. Try new flavors from around the world. Search for recipes from different cuisines around the world on the MyPlate website.
  7. Use a grocery list to shop for nutritious food. Use our grocery lists, available in English and Spanish, to write your next grocery list.

Happy National Nutrition Month®!

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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