When you work for a company called Magnus Health, you tend to feel obligated to crank out a blog post each March in celebration of National Nutrition Month. I did it last year, I'm doing it this year, and if history tells us anything, I'll do it again in 2015. The good news is, a reminder blog once a year about the importance of nutrition will never be overkill. The better news is, I may have a surprise at the end of this blog.
National Nutrition Month is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and "is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits." These are solid goals for everyone, especially children and teens. This year's theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" because research found taste to be more influential in food purchasing behavior than nutritional value. Those foods people enjoy are more likely to be consumed, regardless of social, emotional, or health factors, so this year's theme is right on point.