March is National Nutrition Month. To help promote healthy eating, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is putting a focus this year on making everyone aware of the importance of good nutrition and recognizing registered dietitian nutritionists as expert resources.
From local schools to hospitals and businesses focused on healthy lifestyles and eating well – MontCo has it all. To help you learn more about better nutrition for you and your family, check out some upcoming events and professional resources in your area.
Go for the Green
Lots of people wear green for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, but why not eat green too? Many elementary schools have educational programs focused on helping kids to explore healthier food options by increasing the amount of greens they eat. Starting on St. Paddy’s day, why not get your family to “Go for the Greens” for the rest of the month and beyond!
Giant’s Wellness Walks
Take a tour of your area Giant grocery store with a store nutritionist to get all the latest information on making healthy choices while shopping. Get quick tips, recipes and coupons. The event is free, but please pre-register by phone or email by clicking here. Walks will be held at these area locations:
Willow Grove – 315 York Road – Tues, March 26, 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Souderton – 760 PA 113 – Wed, March 27, 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Grand View Health
As part of their Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle offerings, Grandview Health offers a free, continuing weight loss and healthy eating program via email. The virtual program called, Lose 50-in-50, is designed by a team of registered dietitians who send complete meal plans to participants every two weeks. The menus, combined with regular exercise, are designed to guide you to progressive weight loss while maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.
You can register for the free program here.
Montgomery County has many registered dietitians who serve clients and offer a wide variety of services to promote better health. They provide education, eating assessments, cleanse programs, grocery store tours and pantry audits and more! Check out this list of resources for a dietitian/nutritionist near you.
For Life Nutrition – Schwenksville
Get Off the Diet – Get on with Life
Nutrition in Motion – North Wales
Nutrition for Your Body, Mind, Spirit and Sport
Wholistics – North Wales
Fitness and Wellness for Women
Anderson’s Nutrition – Wayne & Downingtown
Healthy Lifestyle & Medical Nutrition Therapy
Serina Vassar – Spring House
Health & Wellness: Made Easy
Renaissance Nutrition Center – East Norriton
Transform Your Relationship with Food