National Nutrition Month: Put Best Fork Forward
By Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 08, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --
Nutrition Month is an educational campaign organized every March by the Academy
of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is designed to emphasize the importance of
developing and maintaining healthy eating choices and physical activity habits.
year’s theme for the campaign is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," which acts as a
reminder that each bite counts and how simple changes in food choices can have
positive effect over time. The theme is geared toward encouraging individuals
to start with small changes in eating habits, such as preparing meals at home
or making healthy selections while out.
little bit of knowledge every person has the power to start making changes
towards a healthy lifestyle,” said Mary Jane Rewinski, MacDonald Army Health
Center Health Management Clinic registered clinical dietitian. “Also, realizing
that no one can just change the way they eat overnight, it takes time for
people to really make adjustments and not only incorporate the changes, but
keep them in place.”
to Rewinski, the foundation for healthy body function and structure is proper
nutrition. To perform at an optimal level, every day the body and brain must
receive the six essential nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins,
minerals and water.
really have to think about food as fueling your body,” said Monica Richardson,
633rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron health promotion coordinator. “You want to
fuel your body properly for activity and that’s how you maximize energize
levels, maintain healthy body weight and get all the vitamins and mineral you
need when you are mindful of what you are eating.”
and Rewinski suggest incorporating a variety of nutritious foods into your diet
to find what you enjoy the most, then you may be more likely to adhere to the
healthy eating lifestyle.