National Nutrition Month! | West Suburban YMCA

National Nutrition Month!

Mar 01, 2023

It's National Nutrition Month and here at the YMCA we want to celebrate how important it is to live a healthy lifestyle. This month, we invite you and your family to commit to making healthy lifestyle changes that can last a lifetime. Whether you are looking to try new foods, get active, or improve your eating habits, we have a variety of tips and resources to help you achieve your goals. Here are some ideas to get you started, courtesy of

  1. As a family, commit to trying a new fruit or vegetable each week during National Nutrition Month®.
  2. Give family members a role in meal planning and let them pick out different recipes to try.
  3. Plan to eat more meals together as a family during National Nutrition Month®.
  4. Explore food recovery options in your community.
  5. If you watch TV, take breaks during commercials to be physically active.
  6. Practice mindful eating by limiting screentime at mealtime — including phones, computers, TV and other devices.
  7. Try more meatless meals — choices like beans, peas and lentils are versatile plant-based protein sources that work in a variety of dishes.
  8. Let everyone help with food preparation — a skill for people of all ages. If you have kids, there are age-appropriate tasks they may enjoy learning how to do..
  9. Bring out the flavors of food by trying new herbs, spices, or citrus fruit like lemon or lime.