Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!

by Brooke on March 4, 2014

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March is National Nutrition Month®!

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education campaign focused on helping consumers make informed food choices, while developing lifelong healthy eating and exercise behaviors.  This year’s theme is, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!”  What does this theme mean to you?

Write a comment about what the theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” means to you and be entered to win one $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.   Post comment by Sunday, March 10th at 5 PM to WIN!   One winner will be selected randomly.  The gift card could be used to buy a new healthy eating cookbook, so you can really enjoy the taste of eating right 😉




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Jeremy March 4, 2014 at 4:45 am

To me the theme is a reminder that when I take a break from eating sweets and other unhealthy foods, I really do enjoy eating healthy food more, and feel gross eating the unhealthy foods that I usually scarf down. It is possible to enjoy eating right :)


Mary @ flavorrd March 4, 2014 at 7:23 am

I love food. And I know I’m not alone in that being one of the reasons why I became an RD in the first place! I think it’s a huge misconception that eating for pleasure is incompatible with “eating right.” It’s all about knowing what building blocks are needed to nourish our bodies, and how to put them together so they’re delicious!


Summer March 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm

We consistently hear folks tell us, “healthy” food just doesn’t taste good [compared to what they’re used to eating]. We know from empirical evidence, as well as from our own experienced palates, that tastes are altered by exposure. Those who “enjoy the taste of eating right”, simply eat right more often. Those who don’t just haven’t had enough practice :) e.g. I crave a mess of veggies and eggs instead of candy-sweet cereal swimming in skim milk in the morning because that’s what I do every day. If I had to change, it would be possible after multiple exposures but it would be hard. If you “enjoy the taste of eating right” consider yourself fortunate.


Cindy Cochran March 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I’ve just begun a weigh loss journey to loss 100 lbs. I was in a fast food rut and it was really zapping my energy and health. Since I’ve begun my journey to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains my taste buds are coming alive and I’m remembering and appreciating how good “real” food tastes. Fresh fruit salad tastes better than any candy on earth. Whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal and barley not only taste fantastic but keep you full a lot longer than white processed bread. Once you try it, I guarantee you’ll be glad you did and your body and your taste buds will thank you.


Emily March 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm

To me, the “Taste of Eating Right” has to do with using fruits, veggies, and other nutrient dense foods in new ways! Roasting fruits, like grapes, to have as a sweet treat, or mixing whole grains, like brown rice, into stews and salads for more fiber and a body. It’s fun to use “boring” foods in new ways to make them more interesting and enjoyable.


Erica March 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Definitely, enjoying the taste of eating right means to find more ways to enjoy healthier foods such as fruits, veggies, and legumes. But with a history of binge eating, eating right takes on a more complex emotional component for me. I’m experienced with how food tastes amazing no matter how full you are when you are emotionally eating. But when listening to your body, food tastes amazing when you are hungry and less so as you become more satisfied. One must be very in tune with their bodies and their emotions to really listen to those internal cues. To me personally, “Enjoying the taste of eating right” means to listen to your body. No matter what foods we choose to eat, it must be in the right amount to really be right for you body!


Michaela March 8, 2014 at 1:12 am

To me, this theme means that eating right doesn’t translate into boring, bland deprivation, but rather a huge amount of variety and food that tastes REALLY good! Food should be enjoyed, and when we know that our food is also doing wonders for us inside (and not just to our taste buds), the enjoyment that we get is amplified.


Marissa March 9, 2014 at 4:13 am

To me it means that eating healthy can still taste great! Being and RD myself I love being able to share some of these tips and tricks with non-believers and getting positive feedback is a good feeling knowing our profession is gaining a good rapport.


Meagan March 10, 2014 at 5:16 am

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” means that you can eat a healthy balanced meal while still enjoying the taste of it. It is a common misconception that “eating healthy” means just lettuce and no flavor. However, eating right can be fun, fulfilling, and delightfully delicious without the added guilt that comes with the “tasty” processed foods some have grown to love.


Bridget March 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Eating healthy can still mean that you get to eat yummy food! Not exclusive!


Cynthia A. Carlson RD LDN PT March 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

This year’s theme is, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right! This means experiencing all the delicious, nutritious, savory foods & flavors that provide energy & good nutritional balance without sacrificing flavor or taste! This theme encourages us to explore & experiment with the many flavors, spices
and cooking methods available in the wonderful journey of Eating Right!! Whether it’s incorporating new spices into receipes or pairing wine with food the choices are endless!!


dr. lo beaumont tx June 2, 2014 at 2:06 am

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