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Choose 5-A-Day Servings of Fruits & Vegetables! 
March 2011
Volume 7   Issue 3 
In This Issue
National Nutrition Month
School Breakfast Week
Dietary Guidelines
Fruits and Vegetables

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2011 National Nutrition Month


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What started In March 1973 as National Nutrition Week  grew in 1980 to become National Nutrition Month

This year's theme is "Eat Right with Color".  Let color be your guide when planning a nutrient dense meal.  You can use the colors of myPyramid or plan a colorful meal using different types of fruits and vegetables. We've included in this newsletter a guide to colorful fruits and vegetables below.

Registered Dietitian Day is on March 9, 2011.  Created in March 2008 by the American Dietetic Association, this day recognizes the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of America and people around the world.  You can find a Registered Dietitian in your area by going to the American Dietetic website.

National School Breakfast Week
NSBW 2011
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is March 7-11, 2011.  NSBW is sponsored by the School Nutrition Association.  The campaign runs from January to March 2011. 

This year's theme is "School Breakfast Detectives". 

 National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.  Each year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) helps schools to celebrate NSBW with a fun theme - this year it is School Breakfast Detectives.

The school breakfast detectives campaign allows student to "clue in" on the importance of school breakfast.

You will find a toolkit with ideas for decorating, menus and an alternative breakfast checklist for you to use in your school.

Teachers - activity sheets are available for download too.  Students can help solve 5 cases with the Detectives.  It includes word search, crossword puzzle and code breaking.  These resources tie the importance of breakfast from the cafeteria to the classroom.  

For resources and more information about National School Breakfast Week visit the School Nutrition Association website.
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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By law the Dietary Guidelines are reviewed, updated if necessary and published every 5 years.

The Dietary Guidelines recommendations are intended for Americans ages 2 years and older, including those at increased risk of chronic disease.

A summary of the new guidelines key recommendations include:

Balance calories to manage weight
  • Control total calorie intake to manage body weight.
  • Increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors.
  • Maintain appropriate calorie balance during every stage of life.
Foods and Food Components to Reduce
  • Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2300mg and for some populations reduce to 1500mg.
  • Reduce the amount of calories from solid fats and added sugars.
  • Limit foods that contain refined grains
Food and Nutrients to Increase
  • Increase fruit & vegetable intake.
  • Increase intake of fat-free or low-fat milk.
  • Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and Vitamin D.
Building Healthy Eating Patterns
  • Eat a nutrient rich diet.
  • Be aware of all foods and beverages you eat within a week.
  • Follow food safety recommendations.

For a  copy of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans visit their website.

Choose 5-A-Day Servings of Fruits and Vegetables!
f&V bulkEat Right with Color during National Nutrition Month.

ADA has provided a quick color guide to help you add nutrients and color in your meals.

Green produce indicates antioxidant potential and may help promote healthy vision and reduce cancer risks. Try: avocado, apples, grapes, artichoke, asparagus, broccoli

Orange and deep yellow fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that promote healthy vision and immunity and reduce the risk of some cancers.  Add:  apricots, cantaloupe, pineapple and carrots, sweet potatoes or yellow pepper.

Purple and blue options may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may help with memory, urinary tract health and reduced cancer risks.  Try: blackberries, plums, raisins and eggplant, purple cabbage or purple-fleshed potato

Red indicates produce that may help maintain a healthy heart, vision, immunity and may reduce cancer risks.  Such as: cherries, watermelon, pomegranate and beets, rhubarb or tomatoes.

White, tan and brown foods sometimes contain nutrients that may promote heart health and reduce cancer risks.  Add:  banana, dates, white peaches and mushrooms, cauliflower or onions. 


Visit the American Dietetic Association website for additional lesson plans and classroom activities for National Nutrition Month.

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