March 13, 2008 16:38 ET

National Nutrition Month -- It's a Matter of Fact

Learn What Are Important Nutritional Facts That Can Help You and Your Family

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - The American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond the myths and fads of nutrition and focus on the facts during National Nutrition Month in March. Above all, eating right doesn't have to be complicated. Simple choices in diet, lifestyle, and physical activity can improve your nutrition and health dramatically.

Some NUTRITION FACTS the ADA has identified:

--  Balancing physical activity and healthful diet is your best recipe for
    managing weight and promoting overall health and fitness
--  Look at the big picture: No single food or meal makes or breaks a
    healthful diet.  Your total diet is the most important focus for healthful
--  Think nutrient-rich rather than "good" or "bad" foods.  The majority
    of your food choices should be packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and
    other nutrients -- and lower in calories.

In this segment, lifestyle and wellness expert, Terra Wellington, will help to dispel several nutrition and diet myths and share some important facts on eating right.

In particular, Terra will discuss:

--  Simple tips on how to make eating right uncomplicated
--  Spotlight advice on reading the Nutritional Facts label to help you
    make choices
--  How to spot "nutrient rich" foods rather than spotting "good" or "bad"

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