March is National Nutrition Month, a monthly celebration created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote nutrition through education and sharing resources, which focuses on making healthy food choices and incorporating physical activity. Below you find great resources to help you throughout the month.
The National Agricultural Library website is an excellent source of nutrition and health information including: videos on how to shop at your local Farmer’s market, how to choose fresh fruits and vegetables; these resources can help you save money. Also on the website, includes tips on how to meal plan by creating a grocery list before shopping, the recommended food groups, weight management, food assistance programs, and what’s in food?-the benefits of carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and food additives. Visit www.nutrition.gov for more information.
Food Safety Go to FoodKeeper to help you learn how to store and maximize the freshness and quality of your food. Including fresh, frozen, canned goods, seafood, deli, and produce storage recommendations. Foodkeeper is available online and via mobile application [FoodKeeper] Android and Apple devices. Online: https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/foodkeeperapp/index.html
Social Media and Nutrition Blogs
Facebook: Washington Parish Family and Consumer Sciences: @fcswashingtonparish
Facebook: Tangipahoa Parish Family and Consumer Sciences @tangipahoaparishfcs
LSU AgCenter Southeast Region: Food, Family, and Fitness Blog Website: https://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/blogs/southeast_fcs_blog
The LSU AgCenter Nutrition and Health Blog: Provides information on fad diets, how to incorporate physical activity, and the benefits of superfoods for women and men.
These are great resources to help you throughout the month and tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture