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Published on March 13, 2013

Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Alyssa Gehle
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Dietetic Intern

March is National Nutrition Month® The 2013 theme, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," encourages personalized healthy eating styles* and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. Registered dietitians play a critical role in helping people eat right, their way, every day.

Eat Right

Eating right can be difficult and time consuming, but it can be made easier with the help of a registered dietitian. Eating right can boost your energy and increase your overall health. Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy in your diet can decrease cholesterol and blood pressure along with aiding in weight loss. Registered dietitians are experts in the field of nutrition and can also help you eat right while managing disease. If you have diabetes, kidney disease or food allergies, a registered dietitian is the perfect source for information when you’re wondering what you can eat and what is healthy for you.

Your Way

To eat right you need to do it your way. That means including foods you love and even a few sweets. When visiting a registered dietitian they can build a plan that includes just that. Not only will you be able to have the foods that you really love, but they can offer advice on how to put a healthy spin on an old favorite. This will increase your ability to stay healthy and still love what you are eating. Sweets are another thing they can build into a healthy meal plan. Overall, a healthy plan starts with you and your preferences. Follow this rule and before you know it, you will be on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Every Day

Creating a plan that you want to stick to every day can be tough, but the knowledge of a Registered Dietitian can help you. Your health is the most important factor when it comes to eating right. Registered dietitians are encouraging everyone to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. Doing this not only helps come up with a plan that suits you, but it also becomes one that you can continue. A registered dietitian can personalize a plan that fits into your busy life helping you to stay healthy by eating healthy. They can also help you get the answers you need to start and maintain a healthy diet. Registered dietitians are specially trained to work with various diseases along with food allergies and weight loss. They can share tips that can ensure you and your family stays on a healthy path and Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. Visiting with a registered dietitian is a good place to start your path to a healthier lifestyle. For more information on how to schedule an appointment with Avera Sacred Hospital Dietitians, please call 605-668-8000.