Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

| Posted On Mar 18, 2014 | By:

2014 Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2014 is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”  I love this theme because I think it perfectly sums up what registered dietitians are all about.  We spend years learning about food so we can talk about it all day long.  We all love food, not only for its health benefits but also for its taste. When we educate and help people to work towards change, we also try our best to help them understand where our food comes from and what’s in it. We try to inspire individuals to enjoy “real food” and reap the benefits of a healthier, more wholesome diet.

Registered Dietitians are often thought of as “the food police,” but spend an hour in our office, and most people are pleasantly surprised at what they learn from us.  We’re not really here to tell you what you shouldn’t be eating (you already know that).  We’re here to help you celebrate the wonderful flavors and health benefits of real food, the kind of meals you take the time to plan out, with ingredients you choose yourself and recipes you prepare yourself.  The clean, fresh, seasonal food that you and your family eat and think, “Wow! This is great!”  Because when you know where your food comes from, it tastes so much better and you’ll eat more of the good stuff, and that, in turn, makes you feel better.

I came across this short video a while ago, and I love the simple message about how to eat right. It features some advice from one of my favorite food writers, Michael Pollan, about how the simple act of cooking your own food can change your life.  Please watch it.  It will make you smile when you realize how simple it really is to eat right.

Happy Nutrition Month!  Cook something delicious tonight.

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About Anne Danahy, MS, RD, LDN

Anne Danahy, MS, RD, LDN has been a Nutritionist with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates for the past 15 years, and she currently works as the “Virtual Nutritionist." Her professional interests include weight management, heart disease, and women’s nutritional issues. When she isn’t working, you can usually find her in the kitchen testing recipes that are healthy AND delicious.

Comments

  1. Thank you for these posts! I have always had a guilt-thing about food, since I used to sneak desserts in my house. Mom was a strict schedule person, and mainly cooked for our Dad. Now that I can get these things any time I want, they tend to take over! But I do still want to eat ‘food’ and generally will eat at least 1 meal a day. I’m not vegetarian but try to be low-fat (I had my gallbladder removed, and I’m diagnosed with IBS, yet I still like chocolate, dairy and baked goods!). I think I’m doing OK though. Thank you especially for the menopause advice. The increase in protein sounds good (I’m diagnosed now with osteoporosis as well, but I’m not taking the medicine for it–I worry about the risks from them in general, and this one in particular). Take care. Cindy

    Comment by Cindy G on April 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm

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