The timing for National Nutrition Month and it’s theme for 2012, “Get Your Plate in Shape” couldn’t be better! Just as many of us start slipping on those New Year’s resolutions we made, here comes a gentle reminder to keep it up or to maybe challenge yourself and your family further! To get the American plate in shape it is recommended that half the plate be dark or brightly colored produce, a quarter of the plate whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or quinoa, with the remaining quarter of the plate containing a lean protein source–ground sirloin burger, flank steak fajita, veggie burger made with beans, grilled, wild-caught salmon or lentil soup, for example. Physical activity is equally important! Get moving and Get Your Plate in Shape, Spokane!
This article is courtesy of registered dietician, Heather Gabbert of Cancer Care Northwest and media representative for Greater Spokane Dietetic Association. For more information on National Nutrition Month and getting your plate in shape go to http://www.eatright.org.