The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.
The theme for 2016 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods — that's the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!
Our lives are so busy and hectic it’s very easy to rush our meals, make bad food choices, and not eat together as a family. Food should be healthy and nourish our bodies and we should be mindful when we eat. Look around you, most people eat while they are glued to their phones, eating mindlessly and not enjoying the flavors or even the company they are with. It’s time to slow down and really appreciate the food that is in front of you and savor every bite.
So let’s talk about some great companies out there that are making our busy lives so much easier to eat healthy and prepare our own nutritious meals. We’ll start with a little help on preparing healthy meals, then we’ll talk a little about some healthy food merchants and then we’ll even have some awesome solutions for on the go, so you never have an excuse to fall victim to the dreaded drive-thru of unhealthy choices.
Gatheredtable is a pretty cool concept, so easy to use and I got to admit, I’m a little techie and its fun to use too. Basically you tell them your diet, food avoidances, daily time constraints and how many times a week you want to cook. They then provide customers with a totally custom meal plan, full of their personally curated and tested recipes (which are pretty bomb, by the way). And it gets even better! You decide the meals you want to eat, when you want to prepare them, and then a grocery list is then populated where you can just print it out or email it to your spouse to do the shopping for you. Or if you’re fortunate enough to live in an area that has grocery delivery, your list can be synced with those services and with just a couple clicks, your groceries are ordered. Could it get any easier than that? Sign up for a free 10 day trial and check it out for yourself. Primal Kingdom members for the month of March will receive a special 35% cashback on annual subscriptions!
Sizzlefish delivers super-premium-quality, all natural fish and seafood directly to your door all with FREE SHIPPING. Their seafood is pre-portioned, frozen and vacuum-packed for quick & easy meals. For even more convenience and savings they offer monthly subscription packages. Primal Kingdom members will receive 4% cashback on all your healthy, properly portioned fish purchases and they will be delivered to your door with FREE SHIPPING! Plus for the month of March Members will save an additional 10% off on all orders!
D’Artagnan is passionate about quality from the farm to your fork. They carry the freshest naturally raised, antibiotic and hormone free meats. They partner only with small farms and ranches that have strict standards and never use antibiotics or hormones. They support these methods offering us the best-tasting, conscientiously-raised meat possible. For their smoked, cured and cooked items, they rely on natural ingredients and traditional recipes and techniques to provide the best flavor and health benefits. In addition to their meats, they also carry foie gras, game, truffles, and mushrooms. And I must add if you like venison (and even if you don’t) you need to try their New Zealand venison rib rack. It is to die for! It is one of the most tenderest delicious pieces of meat you will come across. You can cut it with a fork! Primal Kingdom members earn 5% cashback on all their orders and we have a special Member’s only coupon for the month of March to save even more!
With Fit & Fresh bags there is no excuse to not bring healthy food with you wherever you go. My food never looked so cute! And guys, they’ve got you covered too! No more lugging around a big ugly cooler. These bags are much more stylish and with multiple sizes they will hold plenty of food for the long day at the office. And they’ve got plenty of options too for sending the kiddies off to school with insulated bags, leak proof containers, bento boxes and even portion control containers. Never have an excuse to not have healthy food around when you travel. Primal Kingdom members earn 3.8% cashback on their purchases and can snag a member’s only coupon for FREE SHIPPING!
Eco Lunchbox is another portable food option I didn’t want to leave out. This plastic-free lunch ware line is built to last using traditional, non-toxic materials: stainless steel, cotton, and plastic-free silicone. They make an assortment of stainless steel lunch ware, reusable bags, snack containers and bento accessories. A lot of neat combinations of trays and storage to cover all types of your traveling whether it be to the gym, work or even picnicking. Pack your lunch in one of these and we’ll pack an extra savings of 8% cashback in your account. Plus PK Members have a special coupon for a Buy One Get One 50% Off on a Solo Cube purchase. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, all orders ship for free within the U.S.
For more information on National Nutrition Month® and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics visit their website here.