March is National Nutrition Month

March 12, 2019

Eating healthy is important for everyone. Here are some general tips for adults and children.


  1. Establish a meal pattern of three same-size meals to help stabilize your appetite and prevent overeating.
  2. Include a variety of foods and food groups at each meal.
  3. Rethink your portions and learn appropriate serving sizes. The size of a deck of cards, one handful or one-half cup of cooked food is often one serving.


  1. Teach children to be aware of their hunger and to stop eating when they first feel full. Create awareness by banning electronics while eating and having a designated table for meals.
  2. Encourage kids to eat a variety of foods by repeating simple messages at meals and snacks. For instance, low-fat milk helps your teeth and bones. Fruit has vitamin C that can help your cold get better faster.
  3. Provide healthy snacks to curb hunger between meals but not feel full, and remind children that their bodies need fewer snacks as they grow.