National Nutrition Month 2014
It's that time of year again. We will be celebrating nutrition for an entire month! "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014. This year's message combines how taste and nutrition coincide to create healthy meals that follow dietary guidelines. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign conducted annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2014 campaign is focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound lifestyle habits such as healthy eating and regular physical activity.
This year, the City of St. Louis Department of Health will be hosting two activities to celebrate the month. The Department will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Operation Food Search throughout the entire month. Large collection bins will be placed on the fourth floor. We are hoping to get as many donations as possible. During this drive donors will be encouraged to give healthier options including canned fruits, canned vegetables, whole-grain cereals, beans and canned meats. Established in 1981 to tackle the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search is a St. Louis area food bank that distributes food free of charge to feed the poor and hungry. For more information on the agency you can visit their website: http://www.operationfoodsearch.org/
The other activity the Health Department will be hosting will be in collaboration with Bee-Fit. The Recipe Rehab Challenge, back for its second year, will involve contestants picking a favorite recipe, deciding how to make it healthier (i.e. reducing fat, calories, or sodium), and making a healthier version of the recipe. Submitted recipes will be reviewed and five finalists will be selected to present their healthier versions at a taste test event on Thursday, March 27th from to Check out the March Bee-Fit newsletter, The Buzz for all the details. Not only will you be taking a healthy step during National Nutrition Month® 2014, but you could also win a Schnucks gift card to continue your healthy journey.
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