Many people make a New Year’s resolution to improve their health by eating right and exercising. But once they are back into the routine of work and family activities, it’s easy to backslide after a few months.
Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why March is designated as National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month was formed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to make the public more aware of the importance of making informed food choices, and establishing good eating and exercise habits. National Nutrition Month couldn’t come at a more perfect time, as many people are either renewing their resolution to become healthier or are looking to get fit as we move into spring and, later, swimsuit season.
Each year, National Nutrition Month has a theme, and this year’s is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” The idea behind the theme is for individuals to create personalized healthy eating.
As we have shared before, Hickory Farms can help you achieve your goal of healthier eating. Our various fruit gift baskets are filled with juicy fruits like Crown Comice® Pears, apples, oranges, kiwis, and mangoes. Fruits are a wonderful source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that are necessary for a healthy body. Add them to a salad, create healthy side dishes, or simply enjoy them as nature intended.
If you prefer a little crunch in your diet, opt for nuts! They offer a number of cardiovascular benefits and are packed with energy-boosting protein. Several of Hickory Farms gourmet food gifts include crunchy nuts.
Many people are also discovering the benefits of a gluten-free diet – not just people who have gluten intolerances. Gluten-free diets can help individuals reduce the risk of health conditions like diabetes and certain forms of cancer. They also strengthen the immune system in order to keep viruses and illness-causing germs at bay. Several of Hickory Farms gourmet food products are gluten-free and are great to keep on hand for worry-free entertaining on a moment’s notice.
What steps will you take to establish healthier eating habits during National Nutrition Month? Please leave a comment below to share with us.