Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

National Nutrition Month is observed every March to highlight the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and exercise habits. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat.

atom Alliance encourages you to help your patients maintain healthy eating habits while enjoying food and what it represents in their culture. A piece of birthday cake or a nice dinner out to celebrate an anniversary allows everyone to savor life, while being mindful that eating those things every day is not healthy.

Here are some resources to share with your patients:

My Plate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/

Eating Well: http://www.eatingwell.com

Learn more about how atom Alliance works with providers to reduce disparities in diabetes and cardiac care to improve the health of patients.

Look for more blogs on www.atomalliance.org about healthy eating during March for National Nutrition Month.