March 2015 Newsletter

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, hosted by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), was held during the last week in February and featured a variety of messages with the theme, “I Had No Idea”.

Throughout the week, The NEDA sponsored events across North America to educate people about eating disorders and provide resources to those seeking help. Monuments around the county, including the Empire State Building, were lit up with green and blue to promote awareness.

Click here for more highlights and NEDA resources.

What’s in Season in March?

  • Asparagus
  • Parsnips
  • Leeks
  • Beets
  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Mandarins
  • Avocados
  • Potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Complete list

Suggested uses for seasonal produce:

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Broccoli can be a great addition to stir fries!

-Roasted root vegetables make a healthy and hearty dish. Roast beets, parsnips, and potatoes in the oven with chopped garlic and onion for a flavorful winter side dish. A full recipe can be found here.

-Peel oranges and grapefruit and cut into bite sized pieces to keep in a container in the fridge for a convenient snack.

-Include broccoli and leeks in your next soup or stir fry for extra flavor and a vitamin K boost.

Happy National Nutrition Month!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle!”

Click here to learn more.

Save the date: 

March 11th is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!

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