If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to lose weight, or to maintain a healthy weight, the Bellevue University Library has some helpful resources to coincide with the month of March, which is National Nutrition Month.
National Nutrition Month is an educational campaign that focuses on the significance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise along with eating nourishing and nutritious meals. The campaign known originally as “National Nutrition Week” was first launched in 1973 by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). By the beginning of 1980, due to an intense increase in popularity, the House of Delegates expanded National Nutrition Week to National Nutrition Month.
Each year, National Nutrition Month has a different theme. The theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food.” This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is focused on educating the public in making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Here is a top 10 list of recommended key tips for maintaining a healthy weight and developing good lifestyle habits.
- Make healthy living a priority for yourself and your family.
- Choose to eat good, healthy food.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Change to healthy recipes that are tasty and filling.
- Eat breakfast every day.
- Consider eating your main meal in the middle of the day instead of in the evening.
- Eat vegetables first.
- Plan and prepare your meals for the following week.
- Eat before you feel hungry.
- Go for healthy snacks to avoid the sugar crash.
For more information and interesting facts about nutrition, the Bellevue University Library has the following items to keep you on track towards maintaining your healthy weight. All items can be borrowed for 3 weeks. You can do it!
The Athlete’s Plate: Real Food for High Performance by Adam Kelinson TX361 A8 K45 2009
Food Ethics by Paul Pojman and Katie McShane TX357.F639 2015
The Top 100 Fitness Foods 100 Ways to Turbocharge Your Life by Sarah Owen TX361 A8 O95 2009