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March is National Nutrition Month: Get Your Plate in Shape

Truman VA’s registered dietitians display MyPlate.  MyPlate can make it easy to learn how to create a balance meal.

Truman VA’s registered dietitians display MyPlate. MyPlate can make it easy to learn how to create a balance meal.

Friday, March 9, 2012

March is National Nutrition Month.* The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages you to "Get Your Plate in Shape."  This year’s theme focuses on making healthy food choices and getting regular physical activity.  In June 2011, the MyPlate* tool replaced MyPyramid.  MyPlate can make it easy to learn how to create a balanced meal and to learn more about physical activity.

You can “Get Your Plate in Shape” by:

  • Eating smaller portions and not "supersizing" meals
  • Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and choosing low fat milk and dairy products
  • Eating less salt, less fat, and sugary foods

Registered Dietitian Day is also celebrated in March to raise awareness of the registered dietitian’s (RD) role as the food and nutrition expert. 

Truman VA’s registered dietitians provide a number of services to our Veterans.  They create healthy meals for inpatients based on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Healthy Diet Guidelines.  They also provide nutritional care and education to:

  • Inpatients
  • Outpatients
  • Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) patients
  • Diabetes and weight management classes.

Stop by Truman VA’s main lobby on March 15 and learn more about eating wisely.  If you would like to meet with one of Truman VA’s registered dietitians, ask your primary care team for a referral.

Brought to you by Truman VA’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program.

* All the links marked with asterisk (*) are external links. By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked website.

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