In January, we talked about healthy eating, but March is National Nutrition Month. 

Here are 11 healthy eating tips from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can read them at

Eat a breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Get creative with your choices, including items like eggs, low-fat cheese, a whole wheat tortilla, low-fat plain yogurt, fruit, and whole grain cereal. 

Make half your plate fruits and Vegetables. Fruits and veggies add color, flavor, texture, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber to your plate. 

Watch Portion Sizes 

Be active 

Review nutrition facts to find hidden sugar, salt, and fat. 

Fix healthy snacks. Try raw veggies with low-fat cottage cheese, hummus, or a tablespoon of nut or seed butter with an apple or banana. 

Drink more water, and quench your thirst with water instead of drinks with added sugars. 

Get cooking! Preparing food at home can be healthy, rewarding, and cost-effective. 

15. Eat seafood twice a week. Seafood – fish and shellfish – contains a range of nutrients, including healthy omega-3 fats. 

Experiment and add variety to your menus with weekly budget-friendly meatless meals. Many recipes that use meat and poultry can be made without them. Vegetables, beans, and lentils are all great substitutes.  

Slow down at mealtimes. Instead of eating on the run, try sitting down and focusing on the food you’re about to eat. Dedicating time to enjoy the taste and textures of foods can positively affect your food intake. 

Here is something to remember: “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are” - Adelle Davis 


Disclaimer: This is not a diet or a medical consultation; neither should it take the place of the instructions to manage your specific medical condition given by your doctor or registered dietician.