March is National Nutrition Month
Prepare for a healthier March.
March is a great month to re-focus on health. The days are getting longer and the temperatures will soon be improving. March is a great month to get active with exercise and physical activity routines. Michigan State University Extension suggests these resources to prepare for a healthy spring:
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers helpful tips on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits:
- Healthy tips from MyPlate’s March is Nutrition Month spotlight include:
- How to eat healthy
- How to create vegetarian menus
- How to eat healthy while eating meals outside of the home
- Easy tips to improve your physical activity
- March reminders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include:
- Get a flu vaccination - for all individuals, but especially those with chronic conditions and individuals with diabetes (Type 1 and 2); even when well-managed, these individuals are still at a high risk of serious flu complications such as hospitalization and even death.
- Get your travel health tips from the CDC – going on Spring Break? Prepare for a healthy and safe vacation through the CDC’s Spring Break Health and Safety Tips.
- WebMD suggests these March allergy prevention and management tips:
- March is allergy season! WebMD offers a guide for spring allergies and how to prepare for their onset. This site offers tips on how to avoid, treat and manage oncoming spring allergies.
- March Nutrition Month MSU Extension resources include:
For more tips on healthy eating, physical activity, chronic disease and diabetes visit http://msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/info/food_health.