March is the month where things begin to change. The snow melts, the early flowers start to bloom, and the air (finally) begins to shed its chill. With this seasonal turning of the page, it gives us another opportunity to check in with ourselves, end the winter hibernation and begin to look for new events and activities.
March is Nutrition Month, which is hosted by Dieticians of Canada, and has been held for over 30 years. The aim of Nutrition Month is to, “increase public awareness about the importance of healthy eating by identifying dietitians as the most credible source of food and nutrition information.” Getting professional advice from dieticians is extra important as we get older, because our diet and nutrition needs can change dramatically as we age.
Planning for Nutrition Month
Every year, there’s a different theme for Nutrition Month. But this year, the theme is more relevant to seniors than ever, focusing on, “how your culture, food traditions, personal circumstances & nutritional needs all contribute to what healthy looks like for you.” In other words, everyone is different both in their personal tastes and their nutritional needs. Finding a diet plan that works for you can require a little help.
Sometimes it’s about more than just what you like and don’t like. Many different cultures have cuisines and dietary requirements that go along with them. Maybe you’re a vegetarian, or don’t eat pork. Whatever your background, and how it impacts what you eat, a professional dietician can help you make healthy choices that suit your cultural background.
This month is a great excuse to think about what you're eating, and how it impacts your life. Food is more than simply fuel for your proverbial car, it’s a means to a healthy, independent and enjoyable life. We’ve written about the importance of macro and micro nutrients before, and why complete meals (as opposed to supplements and shakes) can be better for you. But eating delicious meals can also improve your happiness and quality of life, so finding ways to eat healthy and also happy is extra important for seniors.
One of the main tenets of Nutrition Month is promoting the value of professional advice from registered dieticians. This is something we value at Heart to Home Meals, as all the meals we offer are designed with consultation from our dietician Andrea Olynyk. We label them based on unique dietary needs too, so you can customize a meal plan that’s right for your nutritional needs. Haven’t checked out Heart to Home Meals yet? There’s no better time than Nutrition Month!
Spring is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate new activities and opportunities available to us. March is Nutrition Month, and lets us take a look at our diets and check in with what we’re eating and how it affects our physical and mental health. It also prompts us to seek advice from professionals who can help us make food choices that make us feel better.
However you choose to recognize March moments, there’s no bad way to celebrate the end of our long winter.
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