The concept of having “good nutrition” does not have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor. It doesn’t have to be hard. If you make small changes — bit by bit and bite by bite — it adds to living well and having a positive relationship with food. Nutrition isn’t just for one demographic—food is vital to everyone, no matter our age, creed, or culture, and we can all focus on eating well to feel well.

Along with raising awareness of the importance of nutrition, the campaign aims to help people understand that even small goals and changes can have a cumulative effect on your health. Nutrition does not have to be “all or nothing.” It doesn’t have to be hard. If you make small changes — bit by bit and bite by bite — it adds to living well and having a positive relationship with food. Nutrition isn’t just for one demographic—food is vital to everyone, no matter our age, creed, or culture, and we can all focus on eating well to feel well.

What is Nutrition?

By definition, nutrition is “the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.” Food is nourishment and sustains us for survival, but it’s that and so much more. Food is social — it unites us at the table and is the center of our celebrations (think: birthday parties, graduations, and weddings). It is a unifier and helps us share our culture with others. Perhaps most importantly, food can improve our health, prevent disease, and even help us live longer lives when we eat the right way.

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating is important. It goes hand-in-hand with physical activity. That’s why it’s important to get active in your day-to-day life to keep your body moving. You don’t need to be an athlete in order to engage in physical activity. Even something as simple as a small walk each day can go a long way in supporting your health and keeping you fit. As you start to feel better as you move and eat well, you’ll continue to feel motivated in making good choices for yourself with nutrition and your physical activities.

Conclusion

Remember: nutrition does not have to be overwhelming. Start by setting small goals for yourself and making small changes to work your way up to eating healthy. Educate yourself about proper nutrition and try to get your family on board.

Proper nutrition is a lifestyle, not a fad diet. Every day, do your best to be mindful of your eating habits, cook at home more often, sit down and really enjoy your food, eat meals with others, read food labels to understand what you’re eating, and limit foods high in sodium, sugars, and saturated fat.

Here’s to National Nutrition Month, and eating your best to feel your best!