Reshape your plate!

There’s no better way to celebrate National Nutrition Month

Believe it or not, it’s March, folks. And, that means it’s National Nutrition Month. In honor of the special designation, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pushing the theme “Get Your Plate in Shape.” Here are some tips to help you on that path. For more info, visit

• Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies.

• When choosing canned veggies, opt for those labeled “reduced sodium” or “no salt added.”

• Dried and frozen fruits and those canned in water or their own juice are good options when fresh varieties are not available.

• Make at least half your grains whole, choosing brown rice, barley and oats for sides and ingredients.

• Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.

• Vary your protein choices throughout the week between seafood, nuts, soy, lean meat and eggs.

• Eat fish at least twice a week.

• Drink water instead of sugary drinks

• Season foods with spices or herbs instead of salt.