Nutrition and Fitness Week - March 1st to 5th, 2021
March is National Nutrition Month and we are joining the fun to share with you what good nutrition means to us here at HealthStart. It’s never too early to teach your child healthy food habits, as these habits will benefit them the rest of their lives. Here are three words we would use to describe good nutrition:
- Mindfulness. Mindful eating just means that we recognize that all foods have a purpose. Some foods nourish the body and some foods nourish the soul, and sometimes foods nourish both! Take the time to learn about how certain foods help your body and eat with intention.
- Balance. At HealthStart we don’t label foods as “good” or “bad”. While we encourage folks to stick with foods that nourish their body, we know sometimes you just want a sweet or fried salty snack. That’s fine too as long as you are meeting your body’s needs with most of the food you eat.
- Togetherness. Food brings people together. Use meal time as an opportunity to hold conversations with your child. Share family recipes to teach children about their culture or ethnicity. Encourage your child to help out in the kitchen. Remember that food is best when shared in the company of others.