Are your clients asking you about nutrition and its impact on the environment? Or perhaps you find yourself reading and researching more about food systems and climate change? You’re not alone. More studies and reports are becoming available on the topic, and more healthcare professionals are paying attention to the severity of the situation.
August is Kids Eat Right Month™ - the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' and the Academy Foundation's month-long celebration of children and nutrition. We join in the campaign for our children's healthy future, and invite you to do so as well. Whether you’re in the pediatric nutrition field or not, today we’re providing you with resources that focus on healthy eating and active lifestyles for every age group from infants to teens, in the hopes that you’ll inspire any child or teen you encounter to get excited about trying a new food, helping out in the kitchen, or growing a tomato plant in their backyard!
When you eat, do you think about where your food was grown? Perhaps your cherry tomatoes were grown in the garden in your backyard, but your beef was imported from Canada. How many miles did your food travel to get to your plate? Many of you – and your clients – are paying closer attention to food and food system sustainability issues that are frequently making headlines. Let’s take a closer look at a recent food sustainability study and how to address your clients’ interests in eating food that will keep our environment, our planet, and our own bodies healthy.
Here at Healthy Bytes, keeping an eye on pending healthcare legislation is important to us – from time to time, we pass along relevant, newsworthy healthcare news, legislation and/or campaigns that may be of interest to you. Here are a few recent notable healthcare updates that you may find useful in your private practice or nutrition business.
You may be aware that June is Men’s Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month, according to MensHealthMonth.org, is to “…heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.”