Is Your Dinner Plate A Homerun?

March is National Nutrition Month which means it’s time for a check on how you’re treating your gut! Making the most of your dinner plate can happen with planning, shopping, cooking, and tracking—the four bases (or maybe it’s basics!) of good nutrition.

PLAN your weekly meals ahead so you aren’t grabbing just what’s fastest but rather options that are both easy and healthy.

SHOPPING for nutritious foods to have at the ready will help you resist the temptation to run out for fast food. Creating a list will help you only buy what you need and avoid impulse purchases.

COOKING meals at home gives you control over what goes into your food, such as sugar, salt, and fat. BHS has some healthy and easy recipes online. Enter IBEW as the Organization ID.

TRACKINGserving size and calorie, fat, sugar, cholesterol and sodium intake is simple just by reading a nutrition label found on every packaged food item purchased in the grocery store and other retail outlets. Remember, nutrition label information is per serving, not per item!