It’s not too late to find ways to celebrate it!
We’ve given you a few ideas, but we challenge you to come up with a few on your own!
- Clean out your kitchen! We’re not talking about scrubbing cabinets and sweeping dust bunnies out from behind the fridge (although that might be a good idea,too) …We’re talking about cleaning out the contents of your pantry and refrigerator! Do a clean sweep and get rid of any outdated food and anything that is not fueling your body in a healthy way. Now you have room to stock up on the things you really need to help you lose weight, get healthy and stay healthy.
- Schedule family meals. We get so busy with work, hobbies, kids activities, etc., that family meals become obsolete. Celebrate National Nutrition Month by scheduling at least TWO family meals per week. Put them on the calendar. Involve the whole family in planning, shopping for and preparing the meals. Then sit down (yes, sit down) together, light a few candles, turn on some fun music appropriate for everyone, and enjoy a nice, relaxing, real meal for a change!
- Donate healthy foods to your local food bank! Take a little extra time at the grocery store and pick up some items to donate to your local food bank. With school breaks in the spring, and especially in the summer, the demand for food for low income families is much higher. Some much needed items are:
- baby formula
- canned tuna/chicken
- rice, pasta
- children’s snacks
- evaporated milk
- cereal, made with whole grains
- canned fruit (canned in juice or low-sugar is best)
- fresh produce (check with your local food bank first)
Happy National Nutrition Month! Be healthy!