Enjoy the taste of eating right - National Nutrition Month 2014

March 4, 2014 Sarah Lawson, RD

In honor of National Nutrition Month®, the Registered Dietitians and Diet Technicians of Swedish Medical Center will be promoting healthy eating and proper nutrition each Wednesday in March during lunch hours (11am-2pm) at the First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, and Issaquah Campuses.

This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Research by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that taste is the main reason Americans will select one food over another. This creates a complicated dilemma, as the foods you love will likely become the ones you eat the most. The challenge is to create easy to prepare, delicious, and nutritious meals and snacks that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugar.

The nutrition experts will be providing healthy tips, recommendations, and information to encourage and improve the nutritional health of the Swedish community. There will be helpful handouts, delicious recipe ideas, and a tasty, nutritious treat to sample at the booth set up in the cafeteria. Anyone who samples the featured dish of the week may enter the drawing to win a special prize!  

You are encouraged to stop by and let us know how you “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. If you are unable to attend each Wednesday, the featured recipe of the week and nutrition recommendations will be available throughout the month here on the blog.

Happy National Nutrition Month®!

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