“Go Further with Food” is the inspiring message of National Nutrition Month. The campaign is designed to develop sound eating and exercise habits while cutting back on food waste.
Beware of Food Waste
“Far too often, good food goes bad before we get the chance to eat it,” said dietitian Melissa Majumdar of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Before going to the grocery store, check inside your refrigerator. Eat what you already have at home before buying more.” Majumdar suggests freezing extra food, such as fruits or meats, to extend shelf life, and wrapping items in heavy freezer paper, plastic wrap, freezer bags, or foil.
Balance Your Diet and Metabolism
- Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups.
- Be physically active most days of the week.
- Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that’s right for you.
“For National Nutrition Month: Store Food Correctly to Reduce Waste,” 1/24/18
“National Nutrition Month Celebration Toolkit,” Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics