By Traci Miller, Sr. Director of Nutrition & Wellness
March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on learning how you can tweak your food and beverage choices to be your healthiest YOU! Morrison Community Living is committed to promoting the importance of good nutrition—not just to the communities we serve, but also to guests and colleagues as well. Morrison is joining Compass Group in exploring different flavors to increase enjoyment of healthy foods through our theme #FindYourFlavor. Experimenting with flavor is one way you, and those we serve, can enjoy more plant-forward and other nutrient-rich recipes.
Morrison Community Living has a highly specialized team of clinical experts that includes 20 clinical leaders and over 300 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists across the country. They serve as the ambassadors of wellbeing by providing all of the tools and resources to live a healthier life. Our strategy is to stay on top of trends while guiding you with practical advice based on sound science. In addition, we ensure the safety and wellbeing of our communities through training on best practices, policy development and guidance and process improvement through in-depth quality assurance programs.
Throughout National Nutrition Month, our team will be engaging with residents and colleagues by providing educational activities and hands-on programs such as Teaching Kitchens or Chef’s tables to drive excitement. March 27 is Whole Grain Sampling Day which is an opportunity for guests to try different types of whole grains while learning about their health benefits.
In addition to programs and promotions, our team is providing the following simple tips to keep in mind when trying to improve lifestyle habits:
- Eat right for your lifestyle—work on healthy eating habits that are personal and unique to you.
- Move your mind and body—exercise is important to your physical and cognitive health
- Be mindful of portion sizes and calories—get out the measuring cups and look at the nutrition label to make informed decisions.
- Consult the nutrition experts—Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are there to give you the advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health needs.
By incorporating these tips into your lifestyle, you will feel better while reducing the risks of chronic disease.
So, how are you going to make the most out of National Nutrition Month?