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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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“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.”

“Thank you for all the accommodations for food intolerances and allergies.  I continue to hear positive comments about the quality of the food and the options. Please pass along our thanks and gratitude to your whole team!!!!”

“We can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into getting this emergency shipment of water to our Waco, Tx office. As always, you guys pulled out all the stops and did everything possible to help! I know it doesn’t seem like much to you, but our employees in TX that need drinking water are truly grateful. I feel so fortunate to work with such true professionals. I think you set the bar that your competition wishes they could match!”

“We were totally impressed by the presentation and care in which these new team members were brought into the CulinArt family. So happy we made the decision to choose CulinArt Group.”

“We want to take a moment to celebrate all the employees who worked on the front lines during unprecedented times. Your efforts and dedication to going above and beyond are noticed and appreciated. Thank you for being the heart and soul of CulinArt Group. We couldn’t do this without you. Chef Jay and Chef Paul have been so awesome in the Hubbell Café.  There has been significant change, but they take it in stride and keep the delicious food coming.  We truly appreciate them!”

“The roasted tofu/noodle/edamame arugula salad with cabbage, carrots and red peppers was something that I would buy from a restaurant or food truck without question. It would win best school lunch in the U.S. without a doubt if there was such a competition! The textures and flavors were a perfect blend, tied together by an excellent dressing. I don't think anyone would be mad if that popped up on the menu every week. Thanks again to you and your staff for such high-quality food!”

“You know that I haven't been home (India) for a long time now.  I miss my mama, I miss the food, I miss the smells, I miss the people. Starting yesterday, I started to smell my mama's kitchen at Parker.  I KNEW something Indian was brewing; I could smell the garam masala!  Thank you for the delicious tofu curry.  It made my belly and soul happy.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I just wanted to express my thanks and give two thumbs up for the updates to our lunch menu. My selections have been quite tasty—corned beef Reuben, jambalaya—and I appreciate that, too! I am looking forward to trying some new items in the coming weeks. Keep up the good work!”

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