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National Nutrition Month: Eat Right Bite by Bite

Happy March and a very happy National Nutrition Month®!  Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a campaign related to nutrition education and a way to celebrate nutrition experts and healthy habits. For 2020 the theme is “Eat Right Bite by Bite.” Think about that – what does that saying mean to you?

To us, this theme reminds us that every bite counts. Whether it’s a bite of broccoli or a bite of a donut, every bite of food plays a role in providing us daily energy and nutrients to keep us going. All three macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fat – are necessary to create a well-balanced meal and a tasty bite.

  • Protein helps to build and repair muscles, hair, and fingernails. It is also involved in the production of hormones, improving your immune system, and a ton of other bodily functions. Protein also helps us feel more satiated after our meals.
  • Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. Every night, the carbohydrates stored in our body get depleted, which is why it is important to include carbohydrates in our meals (especially breakfast) – we must replenish our stores! Complex carbohydrates, like whole grains, are high in fiber, which assist to maintain a healthy digestive system and improves heart health. Try to make at least 50% of your grains, whole grains.
  • Fats are nothing to be afraid of! They are the most concentrated source of energy and help us feel fuller longer – and fats add flavor. Fat helps to protect and insulate our internal organs and absorb fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). Healthy fats, like unsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids promote heart health and help reduce inflammation.

How do you feel about snacks? These smaller bites (or sometimes large bites) help improve concentration, focus, creativity, and keep our energy steady. Snacks can also help us meet our daily dietary needs and are a great way to add in some additional fruits and veggies. If we go too long without a “bite” of food, our blood sugar and energy dip. Mindful munching keeps our hunger and appetite in check to prevent extreme hunger later in the day.

“Bite by Bite” supports the idea that small steps and small changes leading toward a healthier you, have a cumulative effect. Sometimes the smallest changes have the biggest impact.

For the month of March (and really any time after that!) share with us some of your favorite “bites.”

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“The CulinArt team has been great to work with and has been super flexible. Having worked with other dining services at different institutions, having a dining team that is open to menu changes has been a great resource for our events. ”

“Even though we see challenges every day, each one of you rises to the occasion and makes it seem so easy. I cannot express how impressive it is to see you all work in such a fashion. You are true professionals.”

“I just wanted to send a quick note acknowledging the wonderful food and service provided by our new vendor.  The food was delicious and the students consistently commented on how amazing everything was.  What a difference! In addition, the staff and management were so easy to deal with – very professional.  They were punctual, responsive and attentive to our needs.  Thank you again for making a positive change to the quality of life of our students.”

“What a night! You and your team rocked it and made us look like stars. Great working with you and know we will have more chances to work together on future events.”

“We appreciate the excellent service that is a hallmark of the Chadwick Culinart team. You all are such professionals - and you always deliver your service in such a pleasant manner! Thank you for everything you do to help make the Village events successful. We greatly appreciate your talents, efforts, and kindness.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“The dinner I had tonight at Forman was not only the best meal I have had at Forman in the entire time I have been here, it was the best meal I can remember having anywhere in a long time. [It] was a restaurant quality meal, and it added to the enjoyment that the two young ladies serving me could not have been more charming. What an energizing way to finish a weekend eating a dinner like that.”

“We are so thankful and so impressed by your immediate attention to our power outage. It was such a relief to see all the equipment and workers coming in within a few hours of the outage. Thank you for serving dinner to all [the] students in a very difficult circumstance. Please extend our thanks to your workers who braved cold weather to grill hamburgers and hotdogs.”

“I would like to thank you and your staff for helping to make our Annual Holiday Party a Great Success.  You did an Amazing job from the décor, the food and the service you provided! I have heard nothing but great comments. As always, I enjoyed working with you and your team.”

“I just wanted to give a huge compliment to the cook at Main Street. Today I had the Salmon Super Bowl and it was amazing!!!! Every day I go in there she always has something that looks too wonderful to pass up! Thank you for always having such a variety of food!”

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