March is National Nutrition Month. With that in mind, here are 19 Health Tips for 2019 from the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics

  1. Eat a Healthy Breakfast Include lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal.
  3. Watch Portion Sizes Use measuring cups for recommended portions.
  4. Be Active Start by doing what exercise you can. Aim for two hours and 30 minutes per week.
  5. Get to Know Food Labels Reading the Nutrition Facts panel can help you shop, eat, and drink smarter.
  6. Fix Healthy Snacks Healthy snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals.
  7. Consult an RDN Registered dietitian nutritionists can help you by providing sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice.
  8. Follow Food Safety Guidelines Reduce your chances of getting sick with proper food safety.
  9. Get Cooking Prepare healthy cost-effective foods at home.
  10. Drink More Water
  11. Dine Out without Ditching Goals Compare nutrition information. Look for healthier options that are grilled, baked, broiled or steamed.
  12. Enact Social Meal Times Plan to eat with family or friends at least a few times each week.
  13. Banish Brown Bag Boredom Prevent boredom with easy-to-make, healthy lunch ideas.
  14. Reduce Added Sugars Foods and drinks with added sugars can contribute empty calories and little or no nutrition.
  15. Eat Seafood Twice a Week
  16. Explore New Foods and Flavors When shopping, make a point of selecting a fruit, vegetable or whole grain that’s new to you.
  17. Experiment with Plant-Based Meals
  18. Make an Effort to Reduce Food Waste Check out what foods you have on hand before stocking up at the grocery store. Plan meals based on leftovers and only buy what you will use or freeze within a couple of days.
  19. Slow Down at Mealtime Sit down and focusing on eating.