So, What’s This “health” Business all About?
March is a special month, everyone! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, March is declared National Nutrition Month. If you haven’t paid much attention to what you are eating in 2017 yet, just remember: although we are technically well into the New Year, March was traditionally the first month of the year on the Roman calendar. So that means a fresh start, right? Either way, it’s always a great time to reflect on what we are putting into our bodies.
The academy cites that this month serves as a “nutrition education and information campaign to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits”. The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which acts as a reminder that each bite counts.
Here are some pieces of advice to promote a mindful journey of nutrition:
- Try to cook at home more often. Cooking with family or a friend can also increase the fun.
- Remember that how much we eat is as important as what we eat.
- Plan your meals around your favorite, healthful foods.
- Find activities that you enjoy to be more physically active a couple times a week. Shoot for at least 25 minutes of exercise every other day.
How True North is Joining in
For this month and throughout the year, True North Granola is excited to bring awareness to the importance of health and nutritional education. Ingrid and Franklin, founders of True North Granola, saw first-hand the link between a child’s eating habits and their ability to learn throughout their careers as educators. They saw that children who ate well had more energy, longer attention spans, and were in better physical health than children who ate unhealthy foods.
Franklin and Ingrid continue to address these issues through True North Granola, working with local schools to provide free and healthy granola to students. True North has been donating granola to after-school programs in Brattleboro, Vermont, for the past five years. Currently True North Granola sends donations to the Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-in Center, and Ingrid Chrisco serves as vice president of the Farmer’s Market Board—an entity that manages a wonderful network local food venders. Ingrid and Franklin Chrisco hope to continue promoting healthy eating habits in their schools and communities. As the company continues to grow, so too will its support and promotion of healthy eating.
Let us Know!
What does healthy living look like to you? Be sure to let us know on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Here’s to paying more attention to your health by eating a well-balanced diet, and engaging in regular exercise!