February 9, 2023

CHICAGO – The Academy of Diet and Dietetics encourages customers to gas for the longer term when planning meals and snacks. Gas for the Future is the marketing campaign theme for the Academy’s 2023 Nationwide Diet Month®, which kicks off in March.

“Meals is the gas that retains your physique operating easily all through your life, so give it the vitamins it wants to fulfill every life stage,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Amy Bragagnini, a nationwide Academy Spokesperson primarily based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“Registered dietitian nutritionists will help you meet your well being targets in addition to deal with or cut back your danger of diet-related power ailments by reviewing your consuming habits and way of life, assessing your dietary standing and creating a personalised vitamin therapy plan,” she says.

Bragagnini offers useful consuming ideas throughout Nationwide Diet Month® and all 12 months lengthy:

“Eat with the atmosphere in thoughts by having fun with extra plant-based meals. Buy meals with minimal packaging. Purchase meals in season and store regionally when attainable. Begin a backyard to develop meals at house.”

“Ask your well being care supplier for a referral to an RDN who focuses on your distinctive wants. Find out how your dietary wants change over time.”

“Plan your meals and snacks to remain nourished and lower your expenses. Examine your pantry earlier than shopping for extra meals, use a grocery checklist whereas purchasing and store the gross sales. Educate your self about group assets and governmental applications such because the Supplemental Diet Help Program, the Particular Supplemental Diet Program for Girls, Infants and Kids and native meals banks.”

“Eat quite a lot of meals from all meals teams whether or not contemporary, frozen, canned or dried. Embody your favourite cultural meals and traditions in your meals. Keep away from fad diets that promote pointless restrictions and follow self-love.”

“Discover ways to make tasty meals at house with new flavors and meals from world wide. Discover artistic methods to make use of leftovers as a substitute of throwing them away. Create glad recollections by consuming with family and friends when attainable.”

Nationwide Diet Month®

Every March throughout Nationwide Diet Month®, the Academy hosts assets on its web site to encourage individuals to make knowledgeable meals decisions and develop sound consuming and bodily exercise habits that they will comply with all 12 months lengthy.

Throughout Nationwide Diet Month®, the Academy celebrates RDNs on the second Wednesday of March throughout Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. This 12 months’s observance is March 8.

The Academy celebrates the inaugural Diet and Dietetics Technician, Registered Day on March 9 to honor the contributions and expertise of NDTRs, who’re priceless members of the well being care and foodservice administration groups. The Academy will rejoice Diet and Dietetics Technician, Registered Day yearly on the second Thursday in March.

Nationwide Diet Month® began in 1973 as Nationwide Diet Week, and it turned a month-long observance in 1980 in response to rising curiosity in vitamin. To seek out an RDN close to you, go to the Academy’s Discover a Diet Knowledgeable listing.

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Representing greater than 112,000 credentialed vitamin and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Diet and Dietetics is the world’s largest group of meals and vitamin professionals. The Academy is dedicated to bettering well being and advancing the occupation of dietetics by means of analysis, schooling and advocacy. Go to the Academy at www.eatright.org.