So, what is on your plate? Have you piled it high with healthy or not so healthy?
Well, March is National Nutrition Month, the USDA wants you to ask yourself “What’s on my plate??”. Choosemyplate.gov is a resource to give us a different perspective on eating healthy and well. Here are a few resources that can help you jump on and stay on the right track:
- Don’t forget those groups: Remember learning more about those 5 food groups? Give yourself a refresher! Take a look and who they are, why they’re important, and how you can make sure they have a presence on your plate.
- The 3 P’s Budget: Find out more about these 3 P’s to eating healthy on a budget. Don’t miss these 10 tips to stretching your dollar , healthy style! Print them out, and place them on your fridge or family clip board.
- Tracking. . . “You”: This may be your best healthy eating tool yet. The Supertracker can help you get started on the healthy straight and narrow and support you along the way.
- Create your own meal plan or start with a template
- Develop your own personal goals & start a food journal
- Track your eating, utilize the Food-o-pedia to learn more about the foods you eat.
- It’s free! Create your profile here and start today
The first day of spring has arrived! As you plan to adjust your wardrobe and give your plans an activities and jolt of energy, make plans to make giving a springtime activity. You can always be of service to your community because their is always a need. Visit VolunteerMatch and the HandsonNetwork to find an opportunity to serve or area of need in your community.
This week in history . . . . .
3/20/1991 - It was announced that Michael Jackson and Sony signed a contract that gave an $18 million advance for the forthcoming album "Dangerous." The contract also made Jackson the CEO of the newly formed Nation Records (which changed its name to MJJ). The deal was reported to be worth $1 billion.
3/21/1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
3/22/1972 - The Equal Rights Amendment is passed in the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. First proposed by the National Woman’s political part in 1923, it was intended to provide for the legal equality of sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
3/23/2011 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor died of complications from congestive heart failure.
Happy Famous Birthday to . . . .
- Spike Lee, iconic film director, will turn 56
- Holly Hunters, Oscar winning actress, will turn 55
- Pat Riley, current GM for Miami Health, will turn 68
- Fred/Mr. Rogers, of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, would have been 85 today (1928-2003)