Fun fact(s). March is National Nutrition Month. And today, March 12, 2014, is Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist day. I wonder how many other professionals get their own day? So today, especially, I want to give a shout out to all of my fabulous registered dietitian colleagues for the fabulous work they/we all do educating and inspiring individuals to eat healthier and enjoy real food more.
By the way, in case you wondered, registered dietitians (RDs) work hard for those credentials. We’re required to have many years of education, sit for a national exam, and then complete ongoing continuing education requirements to maintain our registration and license. So yeah, I guess we all deserve our day!
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right, and I think it perfectly sums up what we’re all about. We’re not 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, and choose the right ingredients at the store, and prepare yourself, and have your family say – Wow this is great! Because when you’re eating right, it just tastes great, and you will in turn, feel great.
Really, this entire blog is really about Enjoying the Taste of Eating Right. My mission from the start has been to inspire you to try some new recipes or foods, and appreciate all of the good things about healthy food that you prepare yourself. How am I doing so far?
I came across this short video a while ago, and I really love it because I think it pretty well sums up how I feel about eating right. It features some advice from one of my favorite food writers, Michael Pollan, about how cooking can change your life. Please watch it. It will make you smile when you realize how simple it really is to eat right.