Make Eating Healthy a Habit - Nutrition Month 2020
In recognition of Nutrition Month, SEIU-West invites our members to participate in our Nutrition Month Contest!
Send us pictures of what you consider a healthy meal or snack (helpful links below) that you prepared yourself, for a chance to feature on our page and also win exciting prizes like restaurant vouchers or complimentary pass to the GardenScape Show in Saskatoon!
Email [email protected] or post your picture on our Facebook page with #NutritionMonth2020 by March 25th, 2020.
National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
It’s important to focus on healthy eating habits, including how to be mindful of your eating habits and to enjoy your food, the importance of making a habit of cooking nutritious yet inexpensive meals.
Use your plate for a simple way to know if you are on the right track. According to Canada’s Food Guide, fill half your plate with vegetables, one quarter with whole grains or starch like corn or sweet potato, and the remaining quarter with lean protein such as tofu, lentils, fish, chicken or beef. See the illustration below for an example.
Image credit - Canada's Food Guide
You can also be inspired by this free Recipe eBook from the Dieticians of Canada.
HEALTHY EATING RECOMMENDATIONS
- Be mindful of your eating habits.
- Cook more often.
- Enjoy your food.
- Eat meals with others.
- Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods.
- Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.
- Limit highly processed foods. If you choose these foods, eat them less often and in small amounts.
- Make water your drink of choice.
- Use food labels.
- Be aware that food marketing can influence your choices.