How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Making sure to enjoy the sights, sounds, memories and interactions associated with eating are essential to developing an overall healthy eating plan.
That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month® 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Tel Hai Retirement Community urges everyone to ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.’
Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. This year’s theme encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives.
This year’s ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’ National Nutrition Month® theme is a great reminder for everyone to develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods, while also taking the time to enjoy everything that a healthful and tasty meal brings with it.
Tel Hai strives to communicate healthful eating messages that emphasize balancing food and beverages within an individual’s energy needs, rather than focusing on any one specific food or meal. It is Tel Hai’s goal to encourage others to improve their overall health through a commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors, emphasizing maintainable and enjoyable eating practices and regular physical activity.
Initiated in 1973 as a week-long event, “National Nutrition Week” became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition.
As part of this education campaign, the Tel Hai Culinary Services Team will provide a variety of helpful articles, recipes, videos and educational resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition and an overall healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Together we can ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.’
Sybil Oswalt, RD, CSG, LDN
Tel Hai Retirement Community