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March 14, 2013 10:00 ET

DiabetesAmerica Joins With Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics During National Nutrition Month® Encouraging Everyone to 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day'

Month-Long Campaign Highlights the Importance of Making Informed Food Choices and Developing Personalized Healthful Eating Plans

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - March 14, 2013) -  DiabetesAmerica is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. This year's National Nutrition Month theme is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" and encourages consumers to develop a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences.

"DiabetesAmerica's educators are excited to incorporate this year's theme into our daily practice. Our education teams include Registered Dietitians assisting patients with meal planning according to lifestyle, preferences and ethnic and cultural traditions," said DiabetesAmerica Director of Education Mimi Waida, MS, RD, LD, CDE. "During March our centers will focus on incorporating 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day' into living well with diabetes." 

Here are a few ways to "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" from the food and nutrition experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Personalize your eating style: The easiest way to get the nutrients your body needs is to eat healthy foods you enjoy. Finding good-for-you foods that please your palette makes eating healthfully special and exciting.
  • Eat for your lifestyle: Athletic, vegetarian/vegan, corporate and family lifestyles all have special nutritional needs, but eating right can be easy and tasty with attention to those foods that best help get you through the day.
  • Incorporate cultural and ethnic traditions: Foods from around the globe often incorporate an abundance of unique, flavorful and nourishing ingredients. Keep traditions alive and bring the world to your family's table.
  • Keep health concerns in mind: A healthful eating plan can help prevent and treat a variety of health concerns. With modification and moderation, you can still enjoy many of your favorite foods while meeting your nutritional needs and health goals.
  • Make MyPlate your plate: Fill half of your plate with your favorite fruits and vegetables; keep protein portions lean and about three ounces; make at least half of your grain choices whole grains; and be sure to include low-fat or fat-free dairy.

Initiated in 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Additionally, to commemorate the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional health of Americans and people around the world, the second Wednesday of March has been designated "Registered Dietitian Day." In 2013, RD Day is celebrated on March 13.

As part of this public education campaign, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' National Nutrition Month website includes a variety of helpful tips, fun games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition around the "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" theme. 

About DiabetesAmerica
DiabetesAmerica is dedicated to helping diabetes patients understand their condition, manage it, and live a full life without becoming overwhelmed. Through their market leading clinical model emphasizing coordinated patient care, diagnostics, and education, DiabetesAmerica provides comprehensive and personalized diabetes care to tens of thousands of patients across the state of Texas. For more information on DiabetesAmerica, a complete list of center locations, or to schedule an appointment, please visit: www.DiabetesAmerica.com.

About the Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.

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