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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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What our clients are saying

“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“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.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

“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.”

“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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