This year’s National Nutrition Month® focuses on opening your table to foods and people from around the world. “The month’s theme Celebrate a World of Flavors gives every culture a place at the table,” said registered dietitian nutritionist Libby Mills, a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Philadelphia, PA. “Celebrating the cultural heritage, traditions and recipes from all people is a tasty way to nourish ourselves, learn about one another and find appreciation in our diversity.” This is an exciting month for families to learn, plan and eat together. You can learn more about breakfast meals from Kenya to India, Heart-Healthy Eating Tips, foods to help build strong bones for your children, how to save produce longer, and plenty of other research-based tips online here.
During National Nutrition Month®, Livingston County Department of Health encourages everyone to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits they can follow all year long. However, not everyone has enough to eat and many parents need help with nutrient-rich foods and beverages. For more information about the Livingston-Wyoming County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program, please contact the Department of Health at 585-243-7299 or visit the website. Also, for help with food needs, please call 2-1-1 or visit here.