Every March of every year for more than three decades, Nutrition Month has been celebrated as a public awareness campaign for the food and nutrition field. It began as a Nutrition Week in the 1970s and now it is reaching the large masses throughout the whole month. Depending upon environment scan and attention grabbing topics, the themes for Nutrition Month selected by Dietitians of Canada and differs from each other. This year's theme “More Than Food” emphasizes the genuine meaning of healthy eating. 2020’s awareness campaign of the Nutrition Month calls up mindfulness, enjoyment and togetherness of food and eating. (1)
Being mindful of our eating helps us to be more conscious of the food we eat. It can create a sense of awareness of everyday eating habits. Enjoying our food and taking time to prepare and eat makes us realize how food is an important part of our life. Cooking more often by planning what you eat is also another way that can help to develop healthy eating habits. By that way you can save money, eat less processed and more whole foods, learn new skills in the kitchen. Most importantly, you realize your eating pattern and habits.To find more about cooking at home and meal prepping click here to learn more from Coach Robyn. If you are looking for a place to start your meal prepping, then checkout this link to find more about sample grocery list.
Eating without any distractions (TV, computer, smart phones etc.) and eating meals/snacks thoughtfully (without rushing, noticing fullness etc.) are the ways to implement mindful eating in our life. Check out our post “Benefits of MindfulEating” to learn more it’s contribution to a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy eating is also about sharing, memories and emotions.While eating with others, use this as an opportunity to connect and enjoy. Plan a breakfast/lunch date with friends and co-workers or set a dinner plan with family and friends. Here is the link of our favourite healthiest Toronto restaurants for a weekend brunch or a quick lunch/dinner to go with your loved ones.
As team BODZii, we always attach importance to “why, how, when and where” we eat the food as a part of our mission. Seeing our objectives and goals inline with this year's Nutrition Month topic “More Than Food” gives us a chance to share and remind the link between healthy habits and healthy mind once again.
(1) Dietitians of Canada.Retrieved from https://www.dietitians.ca/Advocacy/Nutrition-Month/The-History-of-Nutrition-Month
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