March is Nutrition Month
March is Nutrition Month and the theme for this year is "Take the Fight out of Food!" Dietitians of Canada's Nutrition Month 2017 campaign guides people through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle.
Eating should be joyful, not a source of frustration and confusion. If you're fighting with food, try this three-step approach.
1. Spot the problem. Find out what's causing your fight with food.
2. Get the facts. Use facts from credible sources to decide what needs to be done to solve the problem.
3. Seek support. Get support from a dietitian, family members and friends and put your plan into action.
A common food fight dietitians hear about is preparing healthy meals at home. This is not surprising; eating patterns have been shifting to include many highly processed foods, the majority of which are high in fat, sugar and salt. The high use of these convenience foods has been linked to a decline in cooking skills. Yet, research shows that people with food skills have better diets and as a result, may protect against mental health and nutrition-related chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease...Read more.