March Is National Nutrition Month

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As we head into March, take time to remember National Nutrition Month. Make this the month that you take back your health. Small changes can turn into big benefits. Here are a few things you can easily add to your daily routine to heads towards a better, healthier you!

– Increase your water intake and slowly work sugary drinks out of your diet. This adds unnecessary calories to your day to day.
– Choose more fruits and vegetables. Remember to “eat the rainbow” and choose all the colors to maximize the benefits of all the fruits and veggies.
– Eat smaller portions. If it helps, use smaller plates when eating at home.
– Move! Get up and do something. Go outside. Go for walks. Dance in the kitchen. As long as your body is moving, you’re doing great!
– Rest! This can be difficult for some, but getting enough sleep is as important as what you are eating.

Doing these things is a great way to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Try this Chicken and Fruit Salad recipe to get you started. Enjoy!

Chicken and Fruit Salad


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 (20 – ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained well
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, in 100% fruit juice, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup halved seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 large lettuce leaves


  1. in a large bowl, mix gently chicken, pineapple chunks, oranges, celery, and grapes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix low-fat mayonnaise and black pepper.
  3. Gently stir mayonnaise into chicken mixture,
  4. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator.
  5. To serve, scoop 2/3 cup of chicken salad onto a lettuce leaf.

    Thanks to for the recipe.