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Food for thought

March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for 2009 is Eat Right. Its easy, fun and keeps you fit. And saves money. The American Dietetic Association recommends these first steps: Eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk; include lean meats, poultry, fish, bean, eggs and nuts and keep the saturated fats, salts and added sugars off the table. Keep your eyes on the Sierra Suns Health andamp; Wellness section each Wednesday for Tahoe Truckee twists on eat right tips.National Nutrition Month 2009PurposeNational Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Registered Dietitian Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. HistoryInitiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, National Nutrition Week became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition.SponsorThe American Dietetic Association’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 68,000 members, ADA is the worlds largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of ADAs members are registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered. Information from the American Dietetic Association, http://www.eatright.org