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It's National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month

Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month® is designed to promote informed food choices and the development of sound eating and physical activity habits.

Consumer research shows that taste is the most influential factor driving what we eat. This year’s message, “Enjoy the taste of eating right,” focuses on ways to create healthy meals that taste great. Check out these tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Explore a variety of veggie toppings for pizza, such as broccoli, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.
  • Try a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries or blueberries, and a banana.
  • Roll up a veggie wrap with roasted vegetables and low-fat cheese using a whole-wheat tortilla.
  • Swap your chips for vegetables and your favorite low-fat salad dressing for dipping.
  • Place colorful fruit where family members can easily grab it for a quite snack on the run.
  • Puree apples, berries, peaches or pears in a blender for a thick, sweet sauce on grilled seafood or poultry. Try this sauce on your pancakes, French toast or waffles instead of syrup.

Click here for more tips on how to enjoy the taste of eating right.


KCHD Resources:

Registered dietitians are the nutrition experts and can help individuals make healthy food choices to create delicious meals. The Knox County Health Department employs eight registered dietitians who focus on obesity prevention and promoting healthy eating and physical activity habits. Some of their efforts include:

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140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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