According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, research shows social, emotional and
health factors play a role in the foods we choose to eat, but it also shows the foods we enjoy
are the ones we eat most.
You and I both know that means different things to different people. For you, it could mean an apple, and for me an orange. It could mean menudo for one person and chicken nuggets from a certain fast food restaurant for another.
That’s why this March, the New Mexico Department of Heath encourages a return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. The month is created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the theme this year of "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."
It’s a goal very much in line with the Department’s “Healthy Kids New Mexico” program which, with local partners creates healthy environments and programs to give kids what they need to play well, eat well, learn well, and live healthy and full lives.
Simply put, healthy eating and physical activity are two lifestyle choices that prevent obesity
and the chronic disease that can come with it. The program builds state and local partnerships
to teach kids about healthy eating and active living where they live, learn and play.