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Healthy Bites: March 2013

National Nutrition Month: March 2013

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year, the theme is Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. Consumers are encouraged to include the foods they love as part of a healthful eating plan that is tailored for their lifestyles, traditions, and health needs.

Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree with approved coursework by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • Completed a CADE accredited practice/internship program
  • Passed a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration

The Valley Hospital offers personalized nutrition guidance to fit your lifestyle. Please call 201-634-5371 to schedule an appointment with one of Valley’s experienced registered dietitians.

How Are You Doing With That New Year’s Resolution?
By: Andrea Anfuso-Sisto, RD

Did you join a gym? Swear off sweets and fast food?

Many people overindulge over the holidays and pick New Year’s Day as their start date for a “healthier start”. However, we often set too general a goal and do not hold ourselves accountable to any measurable goal, which leaves us falling off by March.

If you try to set small measurable goals, perhaps you will be more successful reaching your goals.

Try reaching for one (or 2) these:

  • Increase your vegetable intake: 3-5 servings per day (i.e., 1 cup raw, ½ cup cooked).
  • Eliminate soda and sugary drinks from your day.
  • Exercise: start with 15 minutes of aerobic activity at a time. You should reach for 30 minutes on most days (at least 5 days a week).

Fad diets will leave you feeling unsatisfied and often do not provide all of the needed nutrients for a balanced nutrition plan.

Please call 201-634-5371 to schedule an individual appointment with a registered dietitian.

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