It is National Nutrition Month! This month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Beginning in March of 1973 as National Nutrition Week, the cause has continued to promote healthier eating by being a scientifically-based food and nutrition information source.
The problem with this month is that many people think that eating healthier and making more informed food choices means either eating like a rabbit or eating disgustingly tasting foods. THIS IS NOT THE CASE! It’s all about how important living a healthier lifestyle is to you. You can very easily stock up on junk food or foods with nutritional values that are not the greatest simply because it’s easier, what you’re accustomed to, and taste good. But truthfully like any other habit, you have to learn. Research healthier food options and recipes. Figure out what you like and don’t like, but also remember that the change doesn’t happen overnight.
I propose a challenge. For the month of March, since it is designated as National Nutrition Month, work towards forming new nutritional habits. Keep in mind, it does not have to be a dramatic change. Afterall, small steps are still step. You can make the decision to work on portion control. You can make the choice to cut certain things out of your diet. By the end of the month look back on your progress and remember that just because March ends, it doesn’t mean the importance of your nutrition is no longer existent. Come on, sis! We got this!
Beauties, we can do this! Happy National Nutrition Month! To learn more about eating healthy, please follow Black Girl Health on Instagram and our blog. If you would like to be a vendor the Black Girl Health Kickstart Expo, visit our website. Tickets are now on sale for the Black Girl Health Kickstart Health & Wellness Expo, visit here to purchase.