Alex London-Gross

March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite! Join us in celebrating National Nutrition Month by focusing on making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Throughout the month focus on:

  • Eating a variety of nutritious foods from all food groups
  • Stay on track by planning your meals each week and shopping with a grocery list in hand
  • Always keep healthful foods on hand at home (fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruits and vegetables; whole grains, lean meats, low fat dairy)
  • For an added bonus, educate yourself on how to read a nutrition facts label; it’s always great to be informed!
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Eating Fresh in the Winter

Eating fresh foods in the winter can be challenging, but not impossible! Here are some tips to find fruits and vegetables while it’s cold outside.

Root vegetables can grow in cold weather! You’ll find winter squash, like butternut squash and acorn squash, in most farmers markets and groceries store. Sweet potatoes and white potatoes also stay fresh all winter and are a good source of Vitamin C.

Citrus fruits, like oranges and grapefruit, are at their juiciest in the wintertime and can add sunshine to the dreary winter. Apples and pears are also plentiful this time of year!

Sometimes the best option in the winter is to buy frozen veggies. Look for whole frozen vegetables like broccoli florets and french green beans to keep the most flavor. Try roasting frozen veggies so they don’t get mushy!

Luckily, grocery stores carry lots of fresh produce all year long! Weekly sales and specials are a great time to stock up on your family’s favorites.

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