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8 Reasons National Nutrition Month Matters

Mar 26, 2019
  1. Empower yourself to choose healthy foods that nourish your body. It’s not about the scale, it’s about your overall health, physically & mentally.
  2. A Registered Dietitian is the food and nutrition expert. A Registered Dietitian provides nutrition advice based on research to optimize your health.
  3. A Registered Dietitian has a Bachelor of Science and has completed an extensive Dietetic Internship. Anyone can simply refer to themselves as a “Nutritionist”. Be careful whose advice you are taking.
  4. All foods fit! Include a variety of healthful foods from all food groups on a regular basis. Keep it simple!
  5. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t just include healthy eating, but also includes regular exercise. Try to get active every day for at least 30 minutes doing something you love.
  6. Be aware of food safety guidelines to avoid foodborne illness. Check out foodsafety.gov for more information.
  7. Excess weight gain, overweight, obesity, and physical inactivity account for the escalating rates of type 2 Diabetes worldwide. Diabetes leads to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, & infections.
  8. Know your benefits. Most health insurances will cover for you to see a dietitian to manage or prevent chronic diseases.

Written by Anna Bailey MS, RD, LD and Kathryn Justice MS, RD, LD.

Anna Bailey

Anna Bailey MS, RDN, LDN – Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Nutrition from UAB. Anna began her career here at Brookwood in January 2018!

Kathryn Justice

Kathryn Justice MS, RDN, LDN – Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from The University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Nutrition from UAB. She has been an RD for nearly 4 years with 1¾ years of service at Brookwood.

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