Jackson Hospital joins with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during National Nutrition Month® encouraging everyone to ‘enjoy the taste of eating right’

3/20/2014

Marianna, FL –Jackson Hospital is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” and focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Dr. Robin Albritton of Chipola Medical and Surgical Specialties believes that, healthy nutritional habits are an important part of maintaining good health.  Often, chronic fatigue can be linked to nutritional intake of fatty foods and foods high in processed sugars.   Albritton often tells his patients that “junk in equals junk out.”  Lean cuts of meat, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables should be part of your daily diet.  Because we as Americans overall eat a poor diet, it is often important to supplement your daily intake with multivitamins and multiminerals such as calcium and vitamin D to promote bone health.  

Dr. Albritton would like to help get you on track with his line of Nutrilife vitamins.   These medical-class vitamin supplement products complement other wellness services – healthy lifestyles, weight management, and nutritional counseling services.  All of these services are offered in Chipola Medical and Surgical Specialties- Family Practice Specialty.  If you would like to schedule a nutritional consultation with Dr. Albritton please call 482-0017.

Here are a few ways to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” from the food and nutrition experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

Explore New Foods and Flavors
Add more nutrition and eating pleasure by expanding your range of food choices. When shopping, make a point of selecting a fruit, vegetable or whole grain that’s new to you or your family. Choose a restaurant that features ethnic foods or find new flavors at community food festivals. Try different versions of familiar foods like blue potatoes, red leaf lettuce or basmati rice.

Get the most nutrition out of your calories. Choose the most nutritionally-rich foods you can from each food group each day – those packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but lower in calories. Use added salt, sugars and fats sparingly.

Get Cooking
Cooking at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective. Making cooking fun and easy by learning some cooking and kitchen basics, like how to dice an onion or how to add flavor to foods with herbs and spices. Try new recipes and incorporate the best of them into your favorite meals.

Enact Family Meal Time
Research shows that family meals promote more healthful eating. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Set a regular mealtime with no distractions. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking and use this time to talk about healthy foods. Use MyPlate as a guide for a healthy meal. Visit www.KidsEatRight.org for healthy recipes and cooking tips for the whole family.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Robin Albritton, please call Katharine at 850/718-2696 or email her at kdozier@jackhosp.org. 


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