Did you know that we eat around 100 meals each month? Take a minute to reflect. How many of the meals that you ate last month were convenience foods? How many were homemade? Did you skip any meals? Did you eat your vegetables? March is Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is about inspiring Canadians with ideas to make small, positive changes to their meals and snacks. Too many changes at once can be overwhelming and hard to keep up. It’s better to make one nourishing change that sticks. First, choose your change. Think about your eating habits. Where can you make a positive, easy change? Here are some ideas that can make a big difference:
- Fill more of your plate with vegetables.
- Choose whole grain instead of white bread.
- Serve smaller portions.
- Enjoy fruit for snacks instead of sweet or salty treats.
- Drink water in place of sugary beverages, like pop.
Need some motivation? Visit nutritionmonth2016.ca to take the pledge to make a small nourishing change this month and to stick with it one meal at a time! R. Coughlin, RD To book an appointment with a Registered Dietitian, contact the Wawa Family Health Team at 705-856-1313.