March is National Nutrition Month which is sponsored by the ADA as a way to promote awareness to Americans to improve their nutrition and support those the professionals that work in the nutrition field. This year’s theme is “Eat By Color” which is encouraging all Americans to expand the types of fruit and vegetables you ingest by simply increasing the number of "color" on your dinner plate!
To improve your health, think COLOR! Fruits and vegetables come in terrific colors and flavors and they are a great source of vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases. By eating different colored fruits and vegetables, you are offering your body a wide range of valuable nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A & C, and folate, to name a few!
Over the next month, I’ll be blogging about the nutritional value of fruits & vegetables as well as giving tips on how to increase your daily intake without a lot of extra trouble!
HOW MANY COLORS ARE ON YOUR DINNER PLATE?