National Nutrition Month - Eat Right Every Day

Sybil Oswalt, Tel Haiís Clinical Dietitian, serves as the coordinator for the annual food drive during MarchóNational Nutrition Month. Donations will benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry which has been serving over 100 families in the region. Image provided by Tel-Hai.

Honey Brook Twp, PA—March is National Nutrition Month and every day this month and beyond, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” while acknowledging that food preferences, lifestyles, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all affect our food choices.

Each year at this time, Tel Hai Retirement Community in conjunction with the Academy encourages consumers to return to the basics of healthy eating by observing National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme emphasizes the advantages of developing a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences. This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month.

There is a misperception that eating healthfully means giving up your favorite foods. The “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” theme encourages consumers to include the foods they love as part of a healthful eating plan that is tailored for their lifestyles, traditions, health needs and, of course, personal taste. Most favorite foods can fit within your healthy eating plan, if consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and combined with physical activity. Learn more by visiting the Academy’s website: www.eatright.org

As part of this education campaign, Tel Hai Retirement Community sponsors a variety of helpful tips, games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition based on the “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” theme.

Tel Hai Retirement Community is again sponsoring a food drive during March to ensure “Good Nutrition is the Focus of Everyone’s Plate.” Donations will benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry. It is a shocking statistic that 1 in 6 people living in the United States goes hungry. The Twin Valley Food Pantry has documented service to between 100 - 120 families in recent months—a total of more than 360 persons. Items needed include sugar, cereal, pasta, rice, canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, as well as dish and bar soap. Donations sites will be located on campus in the Garrett Community Center, Chapel lobby and Lakeview Personal Care entrance. Questions regarding the food drive can be directed to Sybil Oswalt, RD, LDN, Tel Hai’s Clinical Dietitian at 610-273-0333.

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